Christ Church


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Christ Church, Macclesfield Road, Burbage


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Statutory Address:
Christ Church, Macclesfield Road, Burbage

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

High Peak (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 04383 72877


SK 07 SW 616-1/1/93


(Formerly Listed as: BURBAGE, Christ Church)


II Parish church. 1860-61 with additions 1891 and early C20. By Henry Currey. Patron the Seventh Duke of Devonshire. Coursed millstone grit with ashlar dressings and slate roofs with coped gables and kneelers.

STYLE: Romanesque Revival.

PLAN: nave with aisles under parallel pitched roofs, west tower with stair turret and porch, north and south transepts, chancel with apsidal end, organ chamber, and vestries at either side.

EXTERIOR: pilaster buttresses on wide set-off plinths, chamfered plinth and sill band. All openings round headed. South front has doorway with chamfered and splayed jambs in tower with gabled string course and slender central shaft repeated on three other sides. West face has two pairs of small windows which light the porch, two narrower windows above to west and south to the ringing chamber. Above an upper string course, a pair of arched recesses to each face, contain foiled and louvred circular bell openings, with a louvred gablet at eaves level above each pair. South aisle has three windows with raised hoods and linking corbel table. South transept has two windows with large circular foiled window above. East front has central semi-circular apse with five windows and gabled vestry to right with large circular foiled window. North transept similar to south, north aisle has four windows. West front has single window to aisle with almond shaped window in gable, and to right two windows to nave with above a large circular foiled window. Semicircular stair projection at junction with west tower.

INTERIOR: plastered. Nave with square section, chamfered wooden arcade posts, on moulded stone bases, shaped angle braces to plates and pierced spandrels, creating the effect of arches. Stone piers of quatrefoil section, on west side of crossing with moulded caps. Stilted chancel arch with orders of splayed mouldings on capped shafts. Five windows in chancel apse with trefoil arched heads. Open timber roof. Painted decoration in chancel 1916.

FITTINGS: include early C20 in C14 Gothic style. Altar and retable in mid C16 English renaissance style. Square Caen stone font. The pews are reputedly Butterly pews. Derbyshire black marble pillars.

GLASS: include C19 and C20 windows; the south aisle middle window 1915 by Morris & Co.

Listing NGR: SK0438372877


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Books and journals
Foster, F A , A Short History of Burbage and its Parish Church, (1961)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Derbyshire, (1953), 112


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 21 Nov 2003
Reference: IOE01/11447/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ken Bourne. Source Historic England Archive
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