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Listed Building record MDR4669 - St John's Church, Hob Hill, Hazelwood

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St John's Church, Hob Hill, Hazelwood, built in 1840. 'The church at Hazelwood is dedicated to St John. It was erected in 1845, at a cost of about £2,000, which was raised by subscription. Soon afterwards, a district was allotted to it. It is a handsome edifice of stone in a Gothic style and is strongly buttressed. It comprises chancel, with organ chamber, nave, south porch, and a western bell turret containing two bells. The chancel is separated from the nave by a handsome moulded arch springing from three circular piers on either side. The nave is well furnished with low-backed pews of pitch-pine to seat 290. The pulpit is sculptured stone, and the lectern elaborately-carved oak, designed, made, and presented by Sir John Gay Newton Alleyne, Bart., 1893. The east window of three lights is filled with stained glass, as also are the windows of the nave, six of which are memorials.' (1) 'St John's Church was built in 1840 by Stevens and restored after a fire in 1902 by Naylor & Sale. The church has a stone nave and chancel, a bellcote and lancet windows.' (2) From the National Heritage List for England: 'PARISH OF HAZELWOOD NETHER LANE SK 34 NW 4/29 Church of St John the Evangelist II Anglican Church. 1840 by H I Stevens, restored after fire damage by Naylor and Sale. Coursed squared gritstone with ashlar dressings, rising from a shallow plinth, with coped gables and wheel cross finials, and a graded Westmorland slate roof. Nave with gabled bellcote and south porch, chancel and vestry. Gabled bellcote to south west end, with angle buttresses and trefoil headed doorway with deeply moulded surround with pointed arched head and hoodmould. Tall gabled porch with curved triangular recess incorporating a clockface. Angle buttresses to corners. Pointed arched doorway with moulded shafts and deeply undercut surround, beneath hoodmould. Planked and studded door with ornamental hinges. 2-light pointed arched sidewall windows with hoodmoulds and block stops. Shallow buttresses delineate bays of nave, with cills of three single light pointed lancets linked by moulded stringcourse. Chancel of three bays, with pointed sidewall lancets, with hoodmoulds and decorative corbel table supporting a moulded eaves cornice. Cills linked by continuous string- course. Clasping buttresses to gable end, with linking stringcourse stepping up beneath tripartite pointed arched east window with moulded mullions and surround. gabled vestry to chancel north wall with coupled lancets, beneath hoodmould with block stops. Contemporary interior furnishings. Listing NGR: SK3282146043.' (3)

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  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. 658.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire. 2nd ed., revised. 242.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. L



Grid reference SK 32821 46043 (point)

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Apr 3 2023 4:14PM

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