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Church of St Matthew

A Grade I Listed Building in Pentrich, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.069 / 53°4'8"N

Longitude: -1.4202 / 1°25'12"W

OS Eastings: 438948

OS Northings: 352575

OS Grid: SK389525

Mapcode National: GBR 6C6.MR3

Mapcode Global: WHDG8.44Z2

Entry Name: Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 13 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109151

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78733

Location: Pentrich, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE5

County: Derbyshire

District: Amber Valley

Civil Parish: Pentrich

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Pentrich St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

13-2-67 Church of St Matthew


Anglican Church. C12 with extensive remodelling and additions in late C14 and
early C15, and restored in 1859. Coursed rubble sandstone with ashlar gritstone
dressings and ashlar gritstone to later additions. Leaded roof coverings with
coped gables. West tower; nave with clerestory, north and south aisles, south
aisle porch, chancel and vestry. Square C12 tower, raised and re-quoined in C14,
rising off a shallow plinth, with angle buttresses with set-offs added. Three
stage tower, with ashlar crenellations to parapet. 2-light Perp bell stage
windows with ogee heads to lights below a flat lintel, slit windows to first
and second stages. Perp porch with raking crenellations to gable, above a moulded
string. Stepped chamfered archway to door with hoodmould and stops, and with a
trefoil headed niche above, with C20 statuary. 2-light chamfer mullioned window
to east wall. South aisle, with shallow stepped buttresses between windows a two
and a 3-light ogee leaded window beneath a flat lintel. Diagonal buttress to
south-east corner, and 2-light window matching side wall openings to east end.
Crenellated parapet above moulded string to clerestory, with five 2-light windows,
with recessed chamfer mullions with cinquefoil heads to lights, beneath a
continuous string course delineating parapet which drops down as a hoodmould
pendant finials to define the opening. Chancel south wall with two 3-light
windows beneath segmental heads flanking elaborate ogee-headed hood to four-centred
arched doorway with moulded surround. Stepped diagonal buttress to corner. East
window of 5-lights, beneath depressed pointed arch. C19 vestry to chancel north
wall with chamfered pointed arched doorway beneath hoodmould at east end. North
aisle windows of 2 and 3-lights in earlier rubble masonry with ogee headed
lights within flat headed surrounds, beneath chamferea eaves band. Doorway with
quoined surround beneath hoodmould with stops. Smaller 2-light window to west
end. Interior; single chamfer, pointed tower arch. Five bay nave arcades, with
circular piers and simply moulded circular capitals of two designs, with water
holding mould to bases, standing on square pads. Simple hoodmould to semi-circular
chamfered arcade arches. South aisle terminates at a respond in the chancel wall,
the north arcade at an impost. Pointed chancel arch rises from semi-circular
imposts of earlier chancel arch, with double chamfer. Romanesque font with arcade
moulding to rim, on pedestal dated 1662. Window to chancel north wall with 3-light
painted glass window by C W Whall, c.1915. East end of south aisle has painted
glass by Morris and Company. Wall monuments to chancel north wall to Edward Horn
d.l764, and Madam Mower d.1776.

Listing NGR: SK3894852575

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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