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Bolsover (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 51878 69331


SK 56 NW PARISH OF SCARCLIFFE MAIN STREET, UPPER 8/149 LANGWITH (North Side) 8.7.66 Church of the Holy Cross II*

Parish church. C13, C14, restoration 1877 by Norman Shaw. Coursed rubblestone and ashlar. Lead roof and stone coped gables with gabletted kneelers. Nave and chancel in one. South porch and north vestry. The south side has deep gabled porch with parapet and string course at the base of the parapet. Diagonal buttresses and pinnacles. Additional buttresses to the side. Moulded depressed four-centred arched doorway with small four-centred arched window above. To the left of the porch is a 3-light window with flat arch and shallow segmental arched lights. Returned hoodmould. To the right of the porch is a 2-light window with Y-tracery and hoodmould with head stops. Buttress dividing the nave from the chancel. The chancel has a string course below the windows at sill level. To the right is a tall plain chamfered lancet, and a blocked four-centred arched doorway with moulded arch, set above ground level. To the right again is a 2-light flat-arched window with segment headed lights. Returned hoodmould. Beneath the eaves-is a re-set head corbel. Three-light east window with pointed arch and Perp style tracery, all C19. North vestry has a 3-light recessed and chamfered mullion window to the east. To the north there are steps up to a four-centred arched doorway, and to the west is a single light window with recessed and chamfered surround. The north side of the chancel and nave has a deeply set 3-light flat-arched window with segmental arched lights and returned hoodmould. Also a C19 2-light window with Y-tracery. The west elevation has a full-height central buttress flanked symmetrically by 2-light pointed-arched windows with transoms. The lower parts are blind and the upper lights are cusped, with mullions rising from the apexes of the two lights. Gabled double bellcote with rectangular openings and blind depressed ogee arches above. Interior: The porch has a pointed stone tunnel vault with three chamfered transverse ribs. Stone seats on either side. Off-centre south doorway with chamfered surround and lintel, but round-arched within. Plain white-washed interior. The nave roof has moulded cambered tie beams with cusped braces. C19 double chamfered chancel arch with low stone screen. Plain string course around the chancel. C19 octagonal font. C19 wooden pulpit with linenfold panels, set on a stone base. The font and pulpit are by Shaw. Plain pointed arch and doorway into the north vestry. Aumbry on the south side of the nave.

Listing NGR: SK5187869331


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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: 06 Nov 2004
Reference: IOE01/13471/22
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