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Derbyshire Dales (District Authority)
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SK 19947 44011


SK 14 SE PARISH OF OSMASTON MOOR LANE 4/79 (East Side) 13.9.67 Church of St Martin GV II*

Parish church. 1845 by H Stevens of Derby, in a rich C14 Dec style. Coursed rock faced small stones with sandstone dressings. Welsh. slate roofs, with stone coped gables end plain coped parapets to the aisles. Continuous chamfered plinth. Coved eaves cornice with fleurons to nave and chancel. West tower, aisled nave with south porch and chancel with octagonal north vestry. West tower of three stages divided by chamfered string courses. Angle buttresses and polyzonal stair turret crowned by an elaborate octagonal gableted, crocketed and pinnacled top. The buttresses rise to crocketed, pinnacles. Low west doorway with 3-light Dec style window above with hoodmould on figure stops. Cusped lancet above, similar lancet to north and a clock face to south. Pairs of 2-light bell-openings deeply set with reticulated tracery, to each face. Parapet with cusped undulating pattern. The north aisle has five buttresses and two 3-light windows. The south aisle has two buttresses and three 3-light windows, the centre one with reticulated tracery, the outer ones with intersecting cusped tracery. The south aisle east window is of three lights with reticulated tracery. Matching 2-light west windows to the aisles. Four 2-light clerestory windows to north and south, with cusped ogee lights under flat heads. The chancel has a 4-light east window with almost flamboyant tracery. To the south are three 2-light windows with mouchettes. One similar window to north. Buttresses with gabled tops. Octagonal vestry with pyramid roof and buttresses at the angles. Two 2-light windows with reticulated tracery. Gabled south porch with diagonal buttresses rising to gabled pinnacles. Doorway with two orders of shafts, foliage capitals and a hollow moulding with fleurons. Fleur de lys boot scrapers. Inside, seats within blind arcades and roofs with transverse arches on foliage corbels. Many moulded south doorway. Flank door with elaborate c-hinges. Four bay nave arcades with filleted shafts, moulded quatrefoil capitals and arches with two wave mouldings. Hoodmoulds on naturalistic foliage stops. Tall chancel arch with filleted trefoil responds and rich naturalistic capitals. Moulded arch with fleurons in the hollow. Tower arch with, to the nave, three filleted shafts. Moulded capitals and arch. Within the tower is a stone rib vault with tiercerons. The nave has a king post roof with decorative cusping and arched braces on angel corbels. Between the trusses are two tiers of wind braces. The chancel has an elaborate pointed wooden tunnel vault with nine transverse arches and two tiers of tracery motifs. All with painted decoration. The east window is shafted internally. Mosaic and painted reredos depicting the last supper, continued as a dado. Mosaic floor and mosaic frieze around the top of the chancel walls. Traceried stalls and communion rail. Wrought iron bracketed flower vases. Stained glass in all the chancel windows. Marble and stone pulpit with openwork traceried panels. The north aisle windows have their jambs cut away imd detached shafts to carry the arch. North and south aisle windows with nook shafts. Pews in nave and aisles with tracery panelled ends, Choir stalls at the west end of the nave with openwork tracery front. Font at the west end of the south aisle has a circular bowl and base with bands of deeply carved foliage. Font at the east end of the south aisle, much weathered circular bowl on an octagonal base. Brass eagle lectern.

Listing NGR: SK1994744011


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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: 11 Jul 2003
Reference: IOE01/09509/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Geoffrey R Hood. Source Historic England Archive
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