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Listed Building record MDR4882 - All Saints' Church, Holm Lane, South Wingfield

Type and Period (2)

  • (Medieval to Tudor - 1300 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • (Tudor to 21st Century - 1539 AD? to 2050 AD)

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All Saints' Church, Holm Lane, South Wingfield, originally a 12th century building. 'The Church at South Winfield, dedicated to All Saints, consists of a nave, side aisles, chancel, south porch, and tower. The chancel is dated to c1360. A century later, the rest of the church was built in the Perpendicular style. Of this only the tower and traces at the west end of each side aisle remain. The church was rebuilt in 1803. The first mention of the church is in the reign of Henry II (1154-1189) when it was given to the Abbey of Darley. Domesday mentions a priest at South Winfield. It is probable, therefore, that there was a Saxon wooden church.' (1) 'South Winfield [sic] had a priest at the time of the Domesday Survey, but no mention is made of a church. It cannot be concluded that a church therefore existed at this time, as has been generally understood. Rather, it is more preferable to imagine that the original Saxon church, constructed in all probability merely of wood, had been destroyed in the troubled times immediately preceding the taking of the Domesday Survey, and that only the priest was left. The main body of the church was re-built in the Georgian period, in 1803. The chancel, however, is worthy of attention, although it has undergone alterations. It dates to circa 1360. At this time, the rest of the church was probably of Norman construction; but in the next century, everything except the chancel was cleared away, to admit a structure of the Perpendicular period. Of this structure, only the tower remains; but there are traces at the west end, of each side aisle.' (2) 'There can be little or no doubt that Ralph, Lord Cromwell, was the rebuilder of the tower and body of the church of South Winfield. The lower exactly corresponds in style to the time when he was lord of the manor [Authority states elsewhere that he was lord from 1440-1455]. The body of the church was demolished in 1803, the Cromwell's arms were in the east windows of the aisles in 1770.' (3) 'All Saints Church is probably on the site of a Saxon Church. Practically the whole building was re-erected in 1803. The chancel shows traces of a 1365 building and the tower was rebuilt circa 1441. There were other restorations in 1877, 1885, 1898 and 1922.' (4) 'The Church of All Saints stands half a mile from South Wingfield. It has 13th century origins, though much of what is seen now is of the 19th century.' (5) From the National Heritage List for England: 'SK 35 NE PARISH OF SOUTH WINGFIELD HOLM LANE 2/98 Church of All Saints 13-2-67 II* Anglican church. C12 with Perp tower, remodelling of aisle and nave windows in 1803, chancel refashioned in 1877. Ashlar gritstone with coped gables, leaded, tiled and slated roofs. West tower, north and south aisles, south aisle porch, clerestory, chancel and vestry. Three stage Perp tower with stepped diagonal buttresses terminating at bell stage, the tower stages delineated by moulded strings. 2-light trefoil headed bell stage windows beneath shallow hollow chamfer arches. Crenellated parapet above moulded string and C19 crocketed pinnacles to tower corners. Narrow slit windows to tower stair. 2-light west window with rectilinear tracery below pointed segmental arch. Gabled south porch, with semi-circular headed doorway arch with keyblock and with double three-panel doors. Plain mid wall band, and plaque above doorway. Five bay south aisle rising from plain plinth, with cill band and semi-circular heads to window with projecting keyblocks. Moulded cornice and shallow plain parapet above. Clerestory with five semi-circular headed windows beneath an eaves cornice, with shallow parapet above. Three bay chancel rising from two-stage moulded plinth, with shallow diagonal buttresses to east end. 2-light side wall windows with restored cinquefoil heads beneath deeply chamfered lintel, the two windows to the east end coupled, with a major mullion between them. Shallow ogee headed priests door between windows, with hoodmould with carved stops. East window also coupled 2-light openings with major mullion, also restored, but with hoodmould with stops. Vestry on north wall of chancel with plain pointed doorway, and semi- circular headed window to north wall. Five bay north aisle with semi-circular headed lights below cornice with shallow parapet. Clerestory windows match those on south side. Interior: stepped and chamfered tower arch, pointed, and with carved shields to the base of the arch. Five bay nave arcades, pointed arcade arches springing from circular columns with simply moulded capitals, two to north arcade with nail head ornament. Keeled respond to north arcade west end, the south end having a restored arch and a respond matching the chancel archway, which has stepped and hollow chamfered pointed arch on half octagonal responds. Romanesque drum font to nave north end on C20 pedestal. Plain aumbry recess on chancel north wall, south wall with ogee headed recess with trefoil sub-cusping and flanking pilasters. Wall monument, to Immanuel Halton, d1699, with broken pediment, and William Harris, d1631. Wall monuments to chancel east wall, to the south side, to the Revd Miles Halton, d1792, to the north side, to Immanuel Halton, d1784. Listing NGR: SK3832655778.' (6)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Index: Trent & Peak Archaeological Trust (TPAT). Trent & Peak Archaeological Trust Index: 2556. 2556.
  • <1> Article in serial: Dugdale. Monasticon, Vol. 3. 58.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J. 1875. Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol. I. 437-446.
  • <3> Article in serial: Cox, J. 1886. 'On the manor house of South Winfield', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 8, pp 65-78. 65-78.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Boston, F J. Typescript Guides to Church and Parish in Church.
  • <5> Article in serial: Derbyshire Life and Countryside. 1962. 'Country Churches, a Derbyshire symposium', Derbyshire Life and Countryside. June/July.
  • <6> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 38326 55778 (point)

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Nov 30 2023 7:01AM

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