Parish Church Of St Oswald

9 Jun 2003
Parish Church Of St Oswald, Church Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE6 1AY
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

822/1/24 CHURCH STREET 822/2/24 (Southeast side) 15-JUN-51 PARISH CHURCH OF ST OSWALD


Early foundation. present church is mainly Early English from circa 1220 but a few remnants of earlier Norman work survive and a Saxon cross shaft (part) in the south aisle. The church is believed to stand on the site of a pagan holy well, now thought to be concealed beneath tyre crossing. The tower and spire circa 133O. The spire, which has been rebuilt several times, has a height of 215 ft. Perpendicular additions and alterations circa 1520. The battlements to the chancel were added by Sir G G Scott in 1878 and the church was restored by Cottingham earlier in the C19. Some fine monuments from C14, of which the most famous is probably the figure of Penelope Boothby 1791, by Thomas Banks.

Some mediaeval glass remains. In l644, the church was fired on by Parliamentarians and the marks are still visible in the west wall.

Nos 38, 40 and 72, together with Pegg's Almshouses, Owlfield's Almhouses, The Mansion, the Summerhouse and the cobbled pavements form a group with the parish Church of St Oswald and the churchyard gate piers, gates and walls.

Listing NGR: SK1763146443


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0218 IOE Records taken by Ken Bourne; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Ken Bourne. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Bourne, Ken

Rights Holder: Bourne, Ken


Early Medieval Cross, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Parish Church, Church, Place Of Worship, Commemorative Monument, Commemorative, Holy Well, Water Supply And Drainage, Well, Water Storage Site