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Building record MDR957 - St Michael's Church, Alsop-in-the-Dale, Eaton and Alsop

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1100 AD to 1900 AD)

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(SK 16015512) St. Michael's Church (1) The little chapel of St. Michael, Alsop-in-the-Dale is of early Norman foundation, the most interesting feature being the Norman doorway on the south side. (2) In normal use. (3) This church has a Norman nave with a southern doorway with an unusual variety of zigzag (double zigzag) in the voussoirs. The imposts of the chancel arch are also Norman. The west tower is imitation Norman of 1882-1883 by F.J. Robinson. (4) Grade II listed Church which has 12th century remains but was largely rebuilt in 1882-3 by F J Robinson. It is constructed of coursed rubble limestone with gritstone dressings. (6) St. Michael's was heavily 'Normanised' in 1882-83 by Robinson and only the nave, south doorway and chancel arch imposts are Norman. The main walling stone is the local Beelow Limestones with little chert; the dressings are dolomitised Beelow Limestones and the plinth course and quoins are of a Namurian sandstone. (7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J C. 1877. Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol. II. p 404.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 06-JUL-66.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire. 2nd ed., revised. p 57.
  • <5> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index: 0794. 0794.
  • <6> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Stanley, M. 1990. Carved in bright stone: sources of building stone in Derbyshire.



Grid reference Centred SK 1601 5512 (21m by 7m) (Centre)

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  • EDR845

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Apr 27 2015 1:32PM

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