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Christ Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Ironville, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.0629 / 53°3'46"N

Longitude: -1.3509 / 1°21'3"W

OS Eastings: 443598

OS Northings: 351930

OS Grid: SK435519

Mapcode National: GBR 7DM.TJM

Mapcode Global: WHDG9.68ZS

Entry Name: Christ Church

Listing Date: 25 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109039

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79079

Location: Ironville, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, NG16

County: Derbyshire

District: Amber Valley

Civil Parish: Ironville

Built-Up Area: Ironville

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Ironville Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

(north side)

4/35 Christ Church


Church. 1851-2, built by H Stevens of Derby for the Butterley Iron Company.
Ashlar with C20 concrete tile roof, chamfered stone copings to gables on moulded
kneelers, ridge crosses and coved eaves bands. Three stage west tower and 7
bay nave with central transeptal bays and small canted bay chancel. Tower has
stepped buttresses up to bell stage, two stage polygonal staircase turret with
lapped stone roof and small slit windows to south-west corner and chamfered bands
between each stage. First stage has double chamfered pointed western door with
hoodmould and head stops, and 3-light cusped traceried window above with similar
hood and stops. Second stage has circular windows to west and north sides and
clockface to south, all below hoodmoulds with head stops. Bell stage has 2 adjoining
2-light pointed Perpendicular traceried openings with louvres set in cavetto
moulded surrounds to each side. Coved stringcourse with central and corner gargoyles
over, plus embattled parapets and pyramidal roof. North elevation has 6 recessed
and chamfered cross windows with continuous hoods, three either side of advanced
gabled bay with continuous sill stringcourse and pointed 2-light Perpendicular
traceried north window plus hoodmould and head stops. Nave and bay with stepped
diagonal buttresses to corners. Beyond to east there is an advanced gabled vestry
with diagonal buttress to corner, four-centred arched north door and 2-light
flat headed east window with trefoil headed lights. East end has canted bay
with stepped buttresses to each corner and large flat headed 2-light Perpendicular
traceried windows with long hoodmoulds. Coved eaves band with corner gargoyles
above. South elevation similar to north but without vestry and with four-centred
arched doorcase below 2-light window in gabled central bay. Interior has wide
nave with shallow pitched ribbed roof and four-centred arches through into transeptal
bays, the chancel bay and into the tower. Arcaded gallery on timber piers to
west end. Chancel has ribbed timber roof and stained glass windows c1850 by
klarringtons of London. Fittings mostly plain with octagonal timber pulpit, and
octagonal stone font with carved sides to bowl. Late C19 and C20 wall memorials.

Listing NGR: SK4359851930

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