Updated 28 Oct 2006
WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900
Holy Trinity Church, Matlock Bath
Holy Trinity Church was built in 1842, and extended in 1873.
It is erected on a natural terrace of tufa, and could only be
In 1886, allotments and cultivated terraces spread up behind the Church.
Some learned words about tufa.
Tufa is a rough, thick, rock-like calcium carbonate deposit that forms by precipitation from bodies of water with a high dissolved calcium content.
(Note that tufa is entirely different from tuff, which is a type of rock consisting of consolidated volcanic ash ejected from vents during a volcanic eruption.)
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