One thousand years of history St Mary the Virgin Denby, Derbyshire  St Mary the Virgin Denby, Derbyshire
1066
The foundations are believed to have been established. Dating of one of the original pillars has been made to 965 AD.
1150
The central pillar and two Norman arches in the south aisle originate from the 12th Century, during the reign of King Stephen.
1300
The tower was built around 1300.
1350
The chancel was added in 1350
1375
The porch was added around this time although there is a mystery about its origins.
1450
The north and south walls date from this period.
1620
The Drury Lowe Monument in the chancel was installed in 1620.
1723
The door lock on the main south door is dated 1723.
1838
The Gallery over the north aisle was added.
1904
A new roof was installed and the present organ was installed in the gallery in 1914.
1954
The modern pews were installed to replace free standing chairs!
2007
The extension containing a toilet and kitchen area was completed. A modern heating boiler was also installed.
2015
A new roof of terne-coated stainless steel was installed on the nave, south aisle and extension.
2019
The main lighting system was replaced with low energy LED fittings.
Future
The heating system pipework and radiators need to be replaced to provide increased heating in the church. The current radiators date from the 1920s! This will cost around £35,000.
The timeline shows the key events in the history of St Mary’s Church over the last 1000 years.
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