Christ Church, built by subscription in 1849, is a substantial stone edifice, accommodating about 600 people. It is oblong in shape, strongly buttressed, with a bell turret at the west end containing three bells, and a porch at the southwest. In 1877 the church was refurnished and decorated, and the interior now presents a beautiful appearance . The chancel is separated from the nave by an iron screen on a basement of stone. The floor rises one step above that of the nave, and is laid with encaustic tiles of the 14th century. The chancel is furnished with open oak pews, and the organ stands at either corner. The east window, one of three lights, is pointed, and filled with ornamented glass. The nave is furnished with pitchpine. Belonging to this church are public palls, bier and shrouds, for the use of the parishioners. They are the gift of the Strutt family, as are the windows, alter, candlesticks and more. (1)
An Anglican church built in 1849/50. The architect was H J Stevens of Derby. It is in the Early English style with the east end facing the street. Inside there is Geometric and Victorian stained glass, and a good open wrought and cast iron screen. The west balcony has Gothic arched panelling. Memorials include a brass plaque to George Herbert Strutt. See list description for more details. (2)
Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 626.
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1087403, Original Uid: 78427.
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