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Church of St Michael and All Angels

A Grade I Listed Building in Hathersage, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.3331 / 53°19'59"N

Longitude: -1.6501 / 1°39'0"W

OS Eastings: 423398

OS Northings: 381854

OS Grid: SK233818

Mapcode National: GBR JYXW.KW

Mapcode Global: WHCCN.MHF4

Entry Name: Church of St Michael and All Angels

Listing Date: 12 July 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109793

English Heritage Legacy ID: 81165

Location: Hathersage, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, S32

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Hathersage

Built-Up Area: Hathersage

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Hathersage St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

12.7.67 Church of St Michael and
All Angels

Church. Principally C14 and C15, restored by Butterfield 1851-2, and with extensions
and minor alterations in 1949. Massive ashlar gritstone with moulded plinth, C19
coped gables with moulded kneelers, cross finials and slated roofs laid to diminish-
ing courses. West tower, nave, north and south aisles, south aisle porch, chancel
with former chantry chapel, now a lady chapel to the north side, and a sacristy
and vestry to the south side. Two stage tower with stepped angle buttresses,
rising off a three stage plinth. Above the stringcourse to the first stage, 'Y'
tracery belfry lights with cusped heads below hoodmoulds with stops. Moulded
stringcourse with gargoyles separates earlier work and C15 crenellations to parapet.
C15 crocketed octagonal spire. Tower has a Perp west window of 3-lights with
panel tracery. Four-bay nave with C15 clerestory, having flat-headed, 2-light
windows with mouchettes above cusped ogee-headed lights. Stepped hoodmould with
stops below a moulded stringcourse, and crenellated parapet with grotesque spouts
and C19 crocketed pinnacles to east gable. South aisle porch gabled, and with
raking crenellations above a moulded stringcourse, the merlons decorated with
heraldic and floral motifs. Double chamfered surround and pointed arch to door-
ways, enclosing restored south aisle doorway. South aisle mid C15 of two
bays with stepped buttresses, one between the windows, the other angled at the
east end, with tapering crocketed pinnacles. 2-light windows, remodelled in 1851
with flowing tracery beneath flat heads and hoodmoulds with stops. Moulded
stringcourse with crenellated parapet above. Two-bay chancel with plain corbel
table, and flat-headed, 2-light window with ogee head within a moulded surround,
now partially obscured by C20 vestry to south wall, which encloses a Dec doorway
to the chancel south wall. Restored 3-light east window with flowing tracery
beneath a hoodmould with carved stops. East gable has stepped angle buttresses.
Former chantry chapel circa 1459, of two bays with gabled east end, and crenellated
parapet above moulded stringcourse to north wall. East window of 3-lights and
two, 2-light windows to north wall, all Perp, with cusped lights beneath shallow
pointed arched heads with hoodmoulds and stops. Angle buttresses to corners and
stepped buttress between north wall windows, with gargoyle above. Doorway with
four-centred arched head to west end. North aisle with crenellated parapet above
moulded stringcourse and projecting ashlar stack between windows, shouldered at
the eaves, and with a circular stone chimney. Blocked doorway at west end with
deeply chamfered, pointed arch below hoodmould with stops. Interior; tall tower
arch to nave, with embattled foliated bands as capitals. Roofline of an earlier
nave visible above tower arch. Octagonal font of chalice form with heraldic
shields of the Eyre, Barnake and Padley familities on three facets, and carved
decoration to the others. Four bay nave with octagonal arcade piers and simply
moulded arches. North arcade capitals have a form of stiff-leaf decoration, and
the responds to the tower wall and chancel walls have a more elaborate form, the
latter a restoration. One of the north arcade bases appears to have formerly
supported a column of clustered shafts. South arcade capitals are plainly moulded.
The chancel arch appears contemporary with the nave arcades. The north chancel
chapel, added in 1463 as a chantry chapel to the Eyre family, with a shallow pointed
arch giving access from the north aisle. The chapel east wall has tapered corbel
supports for statuary, now missing, and an aumbry to the south of the window.
The chancel has a C14 2-light window to the north wall, above an elaborate ogee
arched recess having a chest tomb to Robert Eyre of 1459 and his wife, Joan, with
brasses reset in a slab of crinoidal limestone, together with brasses to their
children. The tomb was restored by the Countess of Newburgh in 1852. The east
window has glass by Kempe, originally in Derwent Church, but reset in Hathersage
in 1948, following the creation of Derwent reservoir and the submersion of the
church. Chancel south wall has an ogee headed piscina and triple sedilia, both
late C14, beneath a continuous stringcourse which steps up above the pointed arched
doorway now enclosed by the vestry. Other monuments to the Eyre family have
been reset in the chancel south wall; Radulph Eyre, d1493 and his wife Elizabeth,
and Sir Arthur Eyre, c1560. The brasses to Robert Eyre, c1500, his wife and
some of their children have been reset in the recess of the main Eyre chest tomb,
and the brasses to what are thought to be two of their daughters, have been
reset in the chancel south wall.

Listing NGR: SK2339881854

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