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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bamford, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.3469 / 53°20'48"N

Longitude: -1.6896 / 1°41'22"W

OS Eastings: 420760

OS Northings: 383376

OS Grid: SK207833

Mapcode National: GBR JYNQ.0Y

Mapcode Global: WHCCN.04PK

Plus Code: 9C5W88W6+Q5

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 21 April 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087859

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82470

Location: Bamford, High Peak, Derbyshire, S33

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Bamford

Built-Up Area: Bamford

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Bamford and Derwent St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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21.4.67 Church of St John the Baptist

Church. 1856-60 by William Butterfield. Coursed squared gritstone with ashlar
dressings and ashlar spire. Welsh slate roof with stone coped gables. Nave with
north aisle, chancel, west narthex and north west steeple. Unbuttressed tower
of two unequal stages. The ground stage has a west door with two chamfered orders
which die into the imposts, and acts as a porch. Shallow, gableted,
buttresses at the angles rising only about ten feet. Bell stage with 3-light
cusped bell openings set in recessed panels. Recessed quatrefoil motifs at the
angles. Pyramid spire rising directly from the edges of the tower. One tier of
lucarnes. Lean-to narthex with lancet windows with Caernarvon arches. Rose window
above with geometrical style tracery, set in a pointed arch and flanked by small
rectangular openings. Windows on the south side of 2 and 3-lights with geometrical
tracery of unusual design. The north side has groups of trefoiled lancets. The
interior has a four bay north arcade with alternate circular and octagonal piers
and bold single chamfered arches. Canted roof has tie beams, boarded in above and
pierced by pairs of quatrefoils. Windbraces. Pulpit with stone base and wooden
upper part. Wood and wrought iron communion rail. Low, simple pews. Tapering
circular font with arcading. All the fittings by Butterfield. Stained glass in
the east window of 1860 by Preedy. South western-most window and west rose
window are probably also by Preedy. Other windows have non-pictorial glass

Listing NGR: SK2076083376

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