Building record MDR12748 - All Saints Church, Church Street, Ripley

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Mid 20th Century - 1820 AD to 1951 AD)

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A parish church that was built in 1821 by the Butterley Company. It was restored in 1951, and the baptistery was added in 1921. It is built of coursed squared gritstone with ashlar dressings, and has a slate roof with stone coped gables on gableted kneelers, plus ridge finials. It comprises a five-bay nave with south-west tower, and a single-bay chancel with a baptistery to the north- east. The gabled west end of the nave has three stepped double-chamfered lancets, flanked by stepped gableted buttresses and with stepped angle buttresses to the corners. There is a central moulded circular window above in the gable. To the west end is the three-stage tower with full height stepped angle buttresses. The first stage has a moulded pointed south door and an angled staircase turret to the west side. Continuous moulded sill string-course above and three adjoining trefoil-headed lancets with continuous hoodmould, lancets to either side blind. There are circular clock faces to the top of the tower that are decorated with cusped dagger motifs. The clock faces are made of cast iron, and are designed by John Alleyne. Inside, the fittings are mostly late 19th or early 20th century. There is an unusual Art Nouveau style polygonal pulpit in alabaster and green marble and similar style war memorial. There are also three early 19th century brass plaques and later 19th century marble wall memorials. There is coloured glass to the nave windows. (1) All Saints Church is a Commissioners' Church built in 1820 at a cost of £1,600, and was consecrated in 1821. It was built in the Gothic style. It was enlarged in 1859-62 by Barber & Barber. The baptistery was added in 1921. One of the main reasons for the building of this church was the alarm caused by the nearby 'revolution' at Pentrich in 1817. This 'revolution' was attributed by the vicar of Pentrich church [SMR 24201] to 'a neglect of religious duties and morals', which would have been exacerbated by the fact that the church at Pentrich had no free seats available for those who could not afford pew rents. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1109012, Original UID: 79113.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: I A H Combes. 2004. Anglican Churches of Derbyshire. p 146.



Grid reference SK 3976 5069 (point)

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Jan 20 2014 2:43PM

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