We start our tour at the Cathedral which, like much of Derby, is an
interesting mixture of architectural styles.
It is peaceful, welcoming, and beautiful inside with a stunning, wrought
iron rood screen by the local 18th Century ironsmith, Robert Bakewell.
The tower is early 16th Century traditional whilst the body is 18th
Century classical Gibbs design with the addition of a 20th Century
retro-choir, Chapter Room and Song School by Sebastian Comper.
Dolphin. Click for a larger image of the pub
is the 16th Century ‘Dolphin’, reputed to be Derby’s oldest pub,
which retains an 'olde worlde' character.
The street is Iron Gate which houses some of Derby’s finest architectural
buildings - some of which have been tastefully transformed into
quality eating and drinking places.
found here are some of the city's oldest established and respected
stores supplying top quality clothing, ironmongery and giftware.
Derby’s Joseph Wright, famous for his oil paintings of moonlit and
candlelit scenes, was born in this street in 1734 and many of his
fine works can be seen in the Museum.
The street furniture and colour schemes reflect the historical nature
of this part of the city and lead us into the Market Place.