Occupying an exposed spot by the side of Goyt’s Lane, this religious monument is a lonely mark of civilisation before the steep dip into the valley.
This little spot was captured in the mid-twentieth century by Harry Kingsley and now belongs to the collection of Buxton Museum. He sets the monument against a distinctively gloomy sky. Do you think the scene has changed much?
The shrine is cared for by St. Anne’s Church in nearby Buxton, who commissioned its construction in the 1950s. Canon Baldwin paid for the original mosaic and the rock was gathered from the nearest stream by its builder, Brian Foxton, who also utilised two disused gateposts. It is thought that the shrine was the first to be built since the Reformation of the 1500s.