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Church of St Giles

A Grade II* Listed Building in Killamarsh, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.3236 / 53°19'25"N

Longitude: -1.309 / 1°18'32"W

OS Eastings: 446120

OS Northings: 380966

OS Grid: SK461809

Mapcode National: GBR MZ90.D9

Mapcode Global: WHDDY.VQTD

Plus Code: 9C5W8MFR+C9

Entry Name: Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 7 July 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1057656

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79655

ID on this website: 101057656

Location: St Giles's Church, Church Town, North East Derbyshire, S21

County: Derbyshire

District: North East Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Killamarsh

Built-Up Area: Killamarsh

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Killamarsh St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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SK 48 SE
Church of St Giles
Parish Church. C12, C14, C15, with additions of 1895 by
J M Brooks. Massive ashlar sandstone tower, nave of coursed
coal measures sandstone, chancel of more evenly coursed
sandstone, additions of 1895 in magnesian limestone. Concrete
tiles to nave roof, elsewhere Welsh slates. Tower, nave, nave
south porch, north aisle, chancel and vestry. Two stage Perp
tower, rising from a two-stage moulded plinth, and with a
moulded stringcourse between stages. Diagonal buttresses to
corners of west wall, rising to the top of the first stage.
Bell stage with pointed arched 2-light Perp windows with
restored tracery below a simple hoodmould. Above, a
stringcourse incorporating grotesque spouts. Embattled parapet
with C19 crocketed finials. Stair tower to south-west corner,
within eliptically arched head to doorway and lighting slits to
each stage. 3-light west window with simple Y-tracery and
cusping appears earlier than the Perp date for the tower.
Gabled south porch with simple arched opening encloses C12
doorway with a single order of colonnettes, foliated capitals
and a semi-circular arch with double chevron decoration. Within
the decorated arch, a segmental arch with chamfers and plain
plank double doors. Stone sundial to gable apex, cusped lancets
to east wall and stone benches within. Four bay nave with two
3-light restored Perp windows, with pointed heads, with
hoodmould above. Plain rendered parapet below which is evidence
of an earlier clerestory. Moulded C19 coping to parapet. Mid
C19 chancel rising from elaborately moulded plinth. Cross
finial to leaded coping. Single sidewall lancet to south wall
with hoodmould and foliage stops. Moulded stringcourse below
cills. Vestry of 1895 with link to chancel, moulded copings to
gables and a small octagonal chimney to side wall. Perp style
windows of 3 and 4-lights. Contemporary north aisle with plain
chamfered plinth, of three bays, with continuous stringcourses
linking heads and cills. Three 4-light Perp-style windows with
ogee headed lights between stilted segmental arches. Stepped
buttresses beneath windows. Interior almost entirely C19 but
the chancel south window contains a recently restored C15
stained glass window representing the Virgin and Child. Chancel
east window by Warrington, 1845.

Listing NGR: SK4612080966

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