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Listed Building record MDR2581 - St Wilfrid's Church, off Church Road, Egginton

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  • (Medieval to 21st Century - 1200 AD? to 2050 AD)

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St Wilfrid's Church, off Church Road, Egginton, originally a 13th century building. 'The manor of Egginton possessed a priest and a church at the time of the Domesday Survey. The present church, which is dedicated to St Wilfred, consists of chancel, with modern north vestry, nave, aisles, and low west tower. There is apparently no trace of the fabric of the old Norman church that doubtless stood at this site. The oldest work appears to date to c1290-1300, at which time the church seems to have been rebuilt nearly throughout. The church has since had Decorated and Perpendicular alterations and additions.' (1) 'St Wilfrid's Church, Egginton is a small church, mostly of c1300, with later additions and alterations. Restoration work was carried out in 1891 by Evans & Jolly. The pulpit is made from panelling from Egginton Hall. The church contains fragments of 13th-15th century stained glass.' (2) 'St Wilfrid's Church dates largely to c1300, despite there being a church at this site at the time of the Domesday Survey. The tower is late Perpendicular, and there are some fragments of 14th century glass in the east window. There is also a late Tudor window in the south wall. The church was restored in 1891 by Evans & Jolley. The south aisle roof was replaced by A Short & Partners in 2000. In 1999, the same company had added an innovative Swedish Biolet (composting toilet) to solve the problem of the church's distance from the water mains.' (3) A bell in St Wilfred's is of historical significance. Dating from c1400, it was founded by J de Stafford of Leicester. (4) From the National Heritage List for England: 'SK 22 NE; 2/11 PARISH OF EGGINTON, CHURCH ROAD (South Side) Church of St Wilfrid 19.01.67 I Parish church. c1300, C15, C16, C17. Restoration 1891 by Evans & Jolly. Coursed, squared sandstone with sandstone dressings. Lead and plain tile roofs, stone coped gables. Chamfered plinth. West tower, nave with aisles, chancel and north vestry. West tower of three stages divided by chamfered string courses. Diagonal buttresses to west with five set offs. Battlements, gargoyles and four plain pinnacles. The west elevation has a blocked pointed arched doorway with impost blocks. Three-light Perp window above with cusped tracery. Staircase in the south-west angle has an arrow slit window to west and south. The south side also has a small square opening. The north side has a C20 brick lean-to boiler house not of special interest, and a small rectangular opening. Two-light bell openings with cusped Y-tracery, in each direction. Lean-to south aisle has a west window of three plain arched lights, probably C16. The south aisle has angle buttresses, and to the south side a C14 doorway with deeply moulded arch and hoodmould on head stops. To the right a C16 4-light window of plain four-centred arched lights, then a C17 3-light recessed and chamfered mullion window and another C16 4-light window. South aisle east window of c1300, of 3-lights with intersecting tracery. The chancel has a steeply pitched roof. To the south, a double-chamfered priests doorway of c1300, with hoodmould on head stops. Flanked by 2-light windows with Y-tracery. To the left again is a small rectangular window with chamfered surround, set low down. The east elevation has angle buttresses and a C19 east window of five plain lancet lights. The north side of the chancel has one 2-light window with Y-tracery. Vestry with flat roof and plain parapet and to the north a low broad window with Y-tracery. Organ chamber to the right is taller and has a battlemented parapet. 2-light window with Y-tracery. Battlemented north aisle has to the east a small lancet set high up. To the north are two windows with Y-tracery, renewed in the C19. Plain pointed arched north doorway with a slight chamfer. Studded plank door. Angle buttresses. Single trefoil-headed west lancet. INTERIOR: Three-bay north arcade has circular piers and abaci. Polygonal west respond and corbelled east respond. Double-chamfered arches. Three-bay south arcade has quatrefoil piers and abaci and semi-circular responds. Double-chamfered arches. Tower arch with convex moulding and no capitals. Double-chamfered chancel arch on polygonal responds. The north aisle has a 3-light Perp east window, now within the building. Clerestory now internal has two plain rectangular openings to the north and three plain 2-light mullion windows to south. In the south aisle are two low segment pointed tomb recesses, one with a damaged effigy set in. In the south-east corner is a sedilia, piscina and aumbry. Also an ex situ head corbel. In the chancel a trefoil headed sedilia and piscina, Aumbry to north. Monuments: Frences Every and Dame Vere Every c1690, blank medallion with white frontal bust, the cheek propped up on the hand. Monument to members of the Every family c1701, a Tuscan Doric columned aedicule with achievement of arms above. Several plain C17 tablets by Hall. In the south aisle are three C18 slate headstones set into the wall. Tablet to Gertrude Flower Every +1858, by Hall (south aisle). Painted Royal Arms over the chancel arch. Under the tower a C19 octagonal font. Painted lozenge hatchments under the tower and in the south aisle. Jacobean pulpit. Communion rail with turned balusters. Painted altar piece with a copy of a painting by Murillo of the Virgin and Child with the young St John the Baptist, 1833. Stained glass: 2-light south window, c1888 by Cox & Buckley of London. Considerable fragments of C13 and later glass re-set in the east window. Listing NGR: SK2675527849.' (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J C. 1879. Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol IV. 183-192.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire. 2nd ed., revised. 208.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: I A H Combes. 2004. Anglican Churches of Derbyshire. 84.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Church of England. 2007. Identification of bells and bell frames of historic significance.
  • <5> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 26755 27849 (point)

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Jan 10 2024 5:02AM

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