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Holy Trinity Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Stanton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.1749 / 53°10'29"N

Longitude: -1.6405 / 1°38'25"W

OS Eastings: 424123

OS Northings: 364262

OS Grid: SK241642

Mapcode National: GBR 587.S3M

Mapcode Global: WHCDF.RGZC

Entry Name: Holy Trinity Church

Listing Date: 14 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109834

English Heritage Legacy ID: 81059

Location: Stanton, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE4

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Stanton

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Stanton-in-Peak Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

4/60 (South Side)
Holy Trinity Church

Parish church. 1838. Erected for William Pole Thornhill. Tooled, coursed
squared gritstone with gritstone dressings, plain tile roofs with moulded copings
and ridge cross to chancel, also plain deep plinth. Early English style, west
steeple with nave, north and south transeptal chapels and lower chancel. Two
stage western tower with recessed octagonal spire and double chamfered pointed
western doorcase with heavy flat hoodmould and stepped diagonal buttresses either
side. Above door, coat of arms of Thornhill family with the date, 1838, inscribed
below. Above again, to all except east side, arrow slit, cross windows. Stepped
plain stringcourse over with Y-tracery, pointed bell openings to east and west
sides and clock faces to north and south. Stepped stringcourse and plain parapets
above. The spire has two sets of lucarnes with a plain band between, and a ball
and cross finial. North and south nave elevations identical with central transept
chapels with 4-light intersecting tracery windows under heavy flat hoodmoulds
and diagonal corner buttresses. To either side, in nave walls, Y-tracery pointed
windows with similar hoodmoulds and trefoils between the Ys. Stepped corner
buttresses to either ends of the nave. North chancel elevation has chamfered
pointed doorcase to west end and similar Y-tracery window to those in nave, south
chancel elevation similar, except without door. East window similar to transept
windows. Interior has wide chamfered doorcase to nave and similar large arches
to chancel and transept chapels. Ribbed, pointed roof and gallery to west, over
door. Contemporary plain pews, pulpit and lectern. Contemporary stained glass
to chancel and 1879 stained glass window to north side of nave. Several
interesting wall memorials to Thornhill family, including good Florentine
Quattrocento style memorial to Henry Bache Thornhill of c1860-70. Church
dedication tablet housed in Florentine Quattrocento surround with tiers of
praying angels, inscription reads 'This church was built by William Pole Thornhill
Esq of Stanton in the Peak. The foundation stone was laid by Mrs Thornhill in
1837 and opened for divine service by the Venerable Francis Hodgson DD,
Archdeacon of Derby in September 1839. It was constituted a parish church,
dedicated to the Holy Trinity, and consecrated with the adjoining cemetery by
the Right Rev George Selwyn, DD, Bishop of Lichfield on 29 September 1875. The
Rev Arthur Wolfe Hamilton MA was appointed the first vicar of Stanton and Rowtor
Chapel'. Holy water stoup, Italian, and dated 1596. Stations of cross set into
nave walls. Early C19 octagonal stone font with cusped panels to each side on
octagonal stem and moulded base in tower porch.

Listing NGR: SK2412364262

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