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

Type and Period (2)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1290 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Saxon to Medieval - 410 AD to 1300 AD)

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Full Description

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 circa 1290-1300, 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 circa 1300, with later additions and alterations. Restoration work was carried out in 1891 by Evans & Jolly. The pulpit is made from panelling from Egginton Hall (SMR 19628). The church contains fragments of 13th-15th century stained glass. (3) A grade I listed parish church dating to circa 1300, the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Restoration work was carried out in 1891 by Evans & Jolly. The church is built of coursed squared sandstone with sandstone dressings. It has lead and plain tile roofs, with stone coped gables. It comprises west tower, nave with aisles, chancel and north vestry. The west tower is of three stages divided by chamfered stringcourses. Inside there are 17th, 18th and 19th century monuments. Under the tower is a 19th century octagonal font. See list description for more details. (4) St Wilfrid's Church dates largely to circa 1300, 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. (5) A bell in St Wilfred's is of historical significance. Dating from circa 1400, it was founded by J de Stafford of Leicester. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J C. 1879. Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol IV. pp 183-92.
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 JB 25-JUL-66.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire. 2nd ed., revised. p 208.
  • <4> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. Original UID: 82697.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: I A H Combes. 2004. Anglican Churches of Derbyshire. p 84.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Church of England. 2007. Identification of bells and bell frames of historic significance.



Grid reference Centred SK 2675 2784 (28m by 20m) (Centre)

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Jun 2 2015 9:50AM

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