Building record MDR1906 - St John The Baptist's Church, Main Street, Chelmorton

Type and Period (2)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1200 AD)
  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1200 AD to 1900 AD)

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Full Description

St John the Baptist's Church, Chelmorton, was probably rebuilt in the latter half of the 13th century and incorporates fragments of Norman work. The tower and chancel are mainly 15th century. (1). [SK 11567026] St. John the Baptist's Church. (2). In normal use. (3) Grade II* listed church. 13th and 14th century, restored 1869 by H Currey. Coursed, squared gritstone to chancel and tower. Coursed limestone with gritstone dressings to rest. The interior contains various memorials and plaques. [See Listed building reference DDR]. (4). See also SMR 3812. (5) The spire is topped by a weather vane in the form a grasshopper. (7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J C. 1877. Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol. II. pp 80-82.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1954. 6".
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 08-DEC-65.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: 1984. DOE (HHR) Dist of West Derbyshire. p30.
  • <5> Index: NDAT. 0678.
  • <6> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 3811.1.
  • <7> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 24.8-9.



Grid reference Centred SK 1155 7026 (32m by 19m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR886

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Record last edited

Nov 28 2011 4:05PM

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