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Listed Building record MDR12473 - St Michael's Church, Earl Sterndale, Hartington Middle Quarter

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This church was built in 1828-9 by G E Hamilton, with the chancel completed by R R Duke in 1877. It was partly rebuilt in 1950-2 after war damage. It is built of coursed squared limestone with gritstone dressings and rock-faced quoins. It has slate roofs, and ridgeback copings to the gable walls. There is a three-stage embattled western tower, an aisle-less nave, a small north vestry and a narrow single bay chancel. There is a wide, pointed south door to the tower, with deeply recessed continuous moulding. Above is a four centred arched window, with cavetto architrave and moulded dripmould over. There is a modern clock faced just above. The third stage has a similar, but wider, opening to the window below, with louvres. There are similar bell openings to all but the east side of the tower. A large west window has cusped panel tracery and four centred arched top. There are embattled parapets to the tower. The south nave wall has three pointed windows with chamfered Y-tracery. There is a small pointed single light window to the chancel, and a twin lancet east window. Above the chancel, on the nave gable, is a plaque inscribed: 'Built AD 1823. Restored AD 1877'. The north wall has two four centred arched windows with dripmoulds. The interior was completely rebuilt in the 1950s. There is a crude stone font with vertical bands in relief that probably dates to the 12th century. (1)

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  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. Ref: 80504.



Grid reference Centred SK 0907 6707 (26m by 21m)

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Record last edited

Nov 7 2023 10:36PM

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