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Listed Building: CHURCH OF SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN (1259380)

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Grade II
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 616-1, 6, 31
Date assigned Friday, January 31, 1997
Date last amended


Church. 1914-1915. By P Currey and CC Thompson. Random rubble gritstone, with ashlar gritstone dressings. Steep Westmorland slate roofs with eyebrow dormers. STYLE: Arts and Crafts. PLAN: nave, with low north and south aisles, north and south porches, transepts, chancel and north and south vestries. EXTERIOR: west end has 4 tall graduated lancets, with relieving arch over central two, and clasping corner buttresses. Nave has two 3-light mullion aisle windows divided by prominent buttresses with above two 2-light eye-brow dormer windows. To west porches are topped with half-hipped roofs with deeply recessed pointed arched doorways with double doors and large iron hinges. Transepts each have a tall double lancet with oval window in pointed relieving arch and angle buttresses. Crossing topped with small square louvred bell lantern with pyramidal hipped roof. Chancel has 3 graduated lancets within a single pointed relieving arch with hoodmould. Below a lean-to passage with 2 single lancets linking gabled vestries at either side. Vestries project to east on both sides, both with 3 graduated lancets. All window openings have exterior ironwork. INTERIOR: white washed apart from grit stone dressings. Nave of 3 bays with coursed masonry piers. Aisle windows in splayed and shaped moulded surrounds. Pointed chancel arch, flanked by round headed arches. Paired rafters to roof. FITTINGS: good contemporary fittings. They include carved angels to corbels supporting rood beam to chancel arch, carved chancel screen, carved wooden pulpit on stone base (1913), and stone octagonal font with carved wooden cover. STAINED GLASS: stained glass with biblical themes to chancel and transepts. Nave has simple leaded rectangular lights with stained diamond panes. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Derbyshire: Harmondsworth: 1953-1986: 117; Howard W: The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Buxton.: 1986-).

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Grid reference SK 0590 7295 (point)
Map sheet SK07SE

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Aug 27 2023 10:16PM

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