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Church of St Bartholomew

A Grade I Listed Building in Elvaston, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8927 / 52°53'33"N

Longitude: -1.3964 / 1°23'47"W

OS Eastings: 440704

OS Northings: 332975

OS Grid: SK407329

Mapcode National: GBR 7GP.MSG

Mapcode Global: WHDH1.JK87

Entry Name: Church of St Bartholomew

Listing Date: 10 November 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096395

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83011

Location: Elvaston, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE72

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Elvaston

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Elvaston-cum-Thulston-cum-Ambaston St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

2/26 (West Side)
10.11.67 Church of St Bartholomew
Parish church. C13,C14 and C15, with money provided by Lord
Mountjoy of Elvaston for the completion of the church in 1474,
also with early C18 addition and chancel restored and extended
by Bodley in 1904. Ashlar and coursed squared stone with
shallow pitched copper roofs, plus moulded stone copings to
gables. Clerestoried nave with south aisle, north chapel and
vestry, chancel and large west tower. Three stage C15 ashlar
tower has full height clasping buttresses with gableted first
step, a deep moulded plinth and chamfered bands between the
stages. West elevation has a deep moulded four-centred arched
doorcase with a lantern over and small shields to either side of
the jambs. Above there is a large 3-light panel tracery window
in a deep moulded segment headed surround with hoodmould.
Second stage has a small chamfered louvred opening to west and
two similar to south, one over the other. Bell stage has
similar facades to all sides, each with odd tapering pilaster
strips to sides and a large louvred bell opening, made up of two
tall pointed 2-light openings with central transoms and cusped
tracery, set below a continuous ogee headed hoodmould with a
large gargoyle finial. Over the gargoyle is a plain pilaster
strip which rises up into the parapets, between the pilaster
strips to either side there is a coved eaves stringcourse.
Embattled parapets above have crocketed corner pinnacles with
gargoyles to the base of each. North nave elevation has two
pointed 3-light cusped panel tracery windows with straight sided
arches and two smaller similar 2-light windows above. Between
the windows is a stepped buttress and beyond to east there is an
early C18 addition with a double transomed 2-light flush mullion
window to west side. Beyond to east is a low single storey
c1904 vestry with a pointed moulded doorcase, plus hoodmould, to
west and two 3-light flat headed windows to east with cusped
pointed lights and incised spandrels. Similar 2-light window
beyond to east with angle buttress to the corner and another
similar 2-light window to east elevation. All windows, except
the eastern window, are linked by a continuous hoodmould. Plain
parapets with ridgeback copings and blank clerestory wall above.
East bay of chancel is a c1904 addition and has a 3-light
geometric tracery window with hoodmould to north and south
sides. East elevation has gableted buttresses to either side
and a wide central buttresses with Christ below an ogee headed
canopy, above. To either side there are crocketed ogee headed
niches with the figures of saints in. South chancel elevation
has the c1904 window to east with a gableted buttress, a 3-light
four-centred arched window with trefoil headed lights and a
large stepped buttress to west. Above the latter two openings
is an odd piece of stringcourse. Beyond to west the nave has a
C13 aisle which has a 2-light four-centred arched window with
panel tracery to east face, and two C13 intersecting tracery
3-light windows with carved labelstops to hoodmoulds to south
face plus a continuous sill band. South aisle also has clasping
buttresses to either corner and to west of the south face, a
gabled porch with pointed outer doorcase on attached shafts with
moulded capitals, plus small lancets to either side and a small
C13 inner door with hoodmould. West wall of aisle as a single
lancet. Above there are three similar 2-light windows to those
to north clerestory. Interior has a three bay south arcade with
pointed double chamfered arches on octagonal piers with moulded
capitals. Similar style chancel arch on polygonal responds with
a further moulded arch to east end of chancel into the 1904 bay.
Tower has a very tall deeply moulded arch and to north side of
the nave there is a wide depressed segmental arch with raised
keystone into the chapel. Northern windows and southern
clerestory windows all have inner roll mouldings. Nave roof is
a well restored cambered C16 roof with moulded tie beams and
gold leafed bosses, also with C19 cornice to edge with gold star
motifs. Similar roof to south aisle. Chancel has a painted
1904 pointed roof, also painted north wall with small pointed
stone doorcase to centre and a moulded 1904 door to east. East
wall of the chancel has a full height carved and painted stone
reredos with the figures of saints set in crocketed ogee headed
niches to top and painted shields below. To either side of the
altar there are carved wooden seats, that to north c1904 in Dec
Style, and that to south of similar date but with re-used C14
bench ends. The choir stalls are in similar style with carved
poppy heads and bench ends, these probably also date from 1904.
Above the northern stalls there is an ornate C19 organ set into
the wall and on the southern side of the chancel there is a
rough ogee headed piscina. Across the chancel arch there is a
fine medieval rood screen with crocketed ogee headed open panels
to top with panel tracery over, also with C19 cross; in similar
style to centre. Similar, less elaborate screen enclosing
former chantry chapel to east end of south aisle, with a
Jacobean family pew inserted later. This has panelled sides and
small doors with pierced fan-like tops, also rampant lion finial
to western corner. Hanging from the ceiling above there are two
large carved flying wooden angels. The nave has an octagonal
carved wooden pulpit to north side with ogee headed crocketed
panelled sides and an octagonal tester above. The pews have
linenfold carving to bench ends, these and the pulpit both date
from the 1904 refurbishment. To the west end of the nave the
tower arch has a C19 screen, a copy of that across the chancel
arch, and above there is a large painted and carved organ. The
stone font in the tower has a moulded octagonal base and stem
with a circular bowl over, and a C20 cover. West wall of the
nave has a bracketed painted stone charity plaque with steeple
finials to top and a brass plaque to centre, dated 1621. Below
is another brass plaque of 1821 noting the reorganisation of the
funds from the above donation. Below again is another brass
charity plaque, dated 1648, recording the donations of Elizabeth
Wilcocks. To the south wall of the aisle there is a painting by
Pasinelli, of 1693. There are a large number of wall memorials
and tombs including some very fine ones. To the west end of the
nave there is a slate and white marble memorial to Henry and
Margaret Robinson who both died in 1829 and to the north wall of
the nave there is a white marble wall memorial with a weeping
figure below a carved pediment, to Charles, third Earl of
Harrington who died 1829, by Canova, one of only three in
England. Beyond to west the C18 chapel houses a large white,
grey and black marble memorial to John Stanhope to centre, a
c1898 wall memorial with gothick stone aedicule to Elizabeth,
Countess of Harrington and two painted plaques recording all the
passed clergy. The monument to John Stanhope is most impressive
and has an elaborate sarcophagus base with a recumbent, armour-
clad figure looking forward leaning on his elbow, to top.
Behind there is a deep base of black marble with the corners
breaking forward, topped by pairs of gadrooned urns, over which
there is a large wall plaque with moulded open pediment and a
central shield with latin inscription recording that the
monument was erected to John Stanhope who died 1638, and was
restored by Charles Stanhope in 1731. Both the monument and the
elaborately moulded plasterwork ceiling cornice all look c1731.
In the south chapel there is a white marble chest tomb to
Leicester Stanhope who died 1862, with painted shields to either
side of a long inscription to the base and a life size effigy
over clad in uniform of a soldier. Above there is an alabaster
wall memorial to Talbot Stanhope who died 1915. To south side
of the chancel there is an unusual wall memorial to Seymour
Hyde, third Earl of Harrington, who died 1866, with his figure
set in a crocketed canopy, all in enamelled inlaid brass. Also
to south side of the chancel is a chest tomb by Westmacott to
Algernon Stanhope, who died aged 9 in 1847. The base has
painted shields to either side of a central inscription and
above there is the marble effigy of the boy. Opposite there is
a magnificent painted marble monument to Sir John and Lady
Catherine Stanhope, erected by Lady Stanhope who died in 1610.
This has a deep moulded base with a semi-circular headed niche
above with a coffered ceiling. To either side of the niche
there are pairs of attached Corinthian columns and above there
is a wide ovolo moulded frieze, which breaks forward over the
columns, with a large central achievement above plus corner
finials. The niche houses the painted effigies and behind them
there is strapwork decoration around a central plaque. Eastern
bay of the chancel has a brass plaque to Charles and Dorothy
Prodgers who erected the extra bay in 1904 and furnished the
nave and chancel. The nave has two simple stone floor slabs to
Jane Crawford and her daughter, who died in 1794 and 1791
respectively. The stained glass is all C19 or later, the west
window of the tower has a late C19 figurative window and the
nave has early C20 stained glass to both upper and lower windows
on the north side. South side of chancel has a brightly
coloured stained glass of c1852 and the north window of the 1904
chancel bay has contemporary figurative stained glass.

Listing NGR: SK4070432977

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