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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1259380



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

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Jan-1997

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 462969

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SK0572NE DALE ROAD 616-1/6/31 (South side) Church of St Mary the Virgin


Church. 1914-1915. By P Currey and CC Thompson. Random rubble gritstone, with ashlar gritstone dressings. Steep Westmorland slate roofs with eyebrow dormers. STYLE: Arts and Crafts. PLAN: nave, with low north and south aisles, north and south porches, transepts, chancel and north and south vestries. EXTERIOR: west end has 4 tall graduated lancets, with relieving arch over central two, and clasping corner buttresses. Nave has two 3-light mullion aisle windows divided by prominent buttresses with above two 2-light eye-brow dormer windows. To west porches are topped with half-hipped roofs with deeply recessed pointed arched doorways with double doors and large iron hinges. Transepts each have a tall double lancet with oval window in pointed relieving arch and angle buttresses. Crossing topped with small square louvred bell lantern with pyramidal hipped roof. Chancel has 3 graduated lancets within a single pointed relieving arch with hoodmould. Below a lean-to passage with 2 single lancets linking gabled vestries at either side. Vestries project to east on both sides, both with 3 graduated lancets. All window openings have exterior ironwork. INTERIOR: white washed apart from grit stone dressings. Nave of 3 bays with coursed masonry piers. Aisle windows in splayed and shaped moulded surrounds. Pointed chancel arch, flanked by round headed arches. Paired rafters to roof. FITTINGS: good contemporary fittings. They include carved angels to corbels supporting rood beam to chancel arch, carved chancel screen, carved wooden pulpit on stone base (1913), and stone octagonal font with carved wooden cover. STAINED GLASS: stained glass with biblical themes to chancel and transepts. Nave has simple leaded rectangular lights with stained diamond panes. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Derbyshire: Harmondsworth: 1953-1986: 117; Howard W: The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Buxton.: 1986-).

Listing NGR: SK0590272958

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Howard, W , The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin Buxton, (1986)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Derbyshire, (1953), 117

National Grid Reference: SK 05902 72958


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