Building record MDR12793 - St Paul's Church, Church Road, Quarndon

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There was a chapel at Quarndon long before the Reformation [see SMR 28501]. This church was taken down in 1874, with the exception of part of the tower. The new church, dedicated to St Paul, was built in 1872. It is a handsome edifice of stone that is built in the Gothic style. It comprises chancel, nave, north and south aisles, a south porch and a tower, surmounted by a spire, at the southwest corner. The ceiling of the chancel is panelled wood, with carved bosses at the intersections, and the floor is laid with ornamental tiles. The nave and aisles are fitted with open benches to seat 366. The pulpit and desk are of carved oak. (1) A grade II listed parish church that was built in 1872-4 by Giles & Brookhouse in a mid 13th century style. It is built of coursed squared rock-faced sandstone with ashlar dressings. It has steeply-pitched Welsh slate roofs, stone coped gables with gableted kneelers. It comprises nave with aisles, south west steeple, chancel and south vestry. There is a tower of two stages, with angle buttresses. See list description for more details. (2) The church at Quarndon was originally a chapel to All Saints in Derby. It has Norman origins, and was mentioned in the Inventory of Church Goods in the reign of Edward VI [see SMR 28501]. This church was demolished in 1872 and a new church by Giles & Brookhouse was built at a different location in the village in 1874. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. pp 794-5.
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number, 1109102, Original UID: 78932.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: I A H Combes. 2004. Anglican Churches of Derbyshire. p 142.



Grid reference Centred SK 3349 4102 (28m by 24m)

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Jan 21 2014 3:04PM

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