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The loss of the organ, with a rare provenance, is very sad, but the destruction of the church is tragic.  For some reason the BBC are referring to it as a ‘chapel’, whereas it is a 14th century parish church with a Grade 1 listing.  We will have to wait for further news of the extent of the damage and, e.g., whether the outer walls and spire have survived.

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Very sad. I don't live in the area but I love exploring churches, particularly old ones. In this instance, however, one under arrest suspected of arson. It appears from the pictures on BBC News that the tower, spire and outer walls survived, which is something, but the loss of the rest is very sad especially at this time of the year. Organ was II+P/14. NPOR N00467.

BBC News links is at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-55158763 and more details can also be found on the Diocese of Derby website at https://derby.anglican.org/en/news/latest-news/fire-damage-at-mackworth-all-saints-extensive.html which confirms tower, spire and extenal walls are all intact.

Dave

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