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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Youlgreave, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.176 / 53°10'33"N

Longitude: -1.6842 / 1°41'3"W

OS Eastings: 421205

OS Northings: 364373

OS Grid: SK212643

Mapcode National: GBR 585.T72

Mapcode Global: WHCDF.3F8J

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 12 July 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109853

English Heritage Legacy ID: 81103

Location: Youlgreave, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Youlgreave

Built-Up Area: Youlgreave

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Youlgreave All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

20/21 63
6/103 (South Side)

Parish church. Late C12, early C14, C15 and C16, restored 1869-70 by Norman Shaw.
Ashlar gritstone, coursed squared gritstone and gritstone and limestone rubble with
gritstone dressings and quoins. Stepped plinth with moulded copings, continuous
sill band, to all except north nave aisle,and coved eaves band. Roof hidden by
embattled parapets with ridgeback copings. Tall Perp ashlar, three stage west tower,
clerestoried nave with north and south aisles to three eastern bays, aisless to two
western bays, lower chancel and south porch. West tower has full height stepped angle
buttresses to all sides and deeply moulded Perp west doorcase with hoodmould and C19
doors: Large Perp, 3-light panel traceried window above with hoodmould and rosettes
to either side of the stops, tracery restored in C19. Moulded stringcourse over with
2-light chamfered mullion windows with hoodmoulds above to all sides. To south side
of tower in the eastern corner, a polygonal staircase turret up to the second stage,
broached to base and topped with embattled parapets. Second stage has clockface to west
side , dated 1870, with pairs of pointed and moulded, louvred bell openings with
cusped tracery and continuous sill band and hoodmoulds, above. Coved cornice with
central and corner gargoyles over, topped by embattled parapets with corner and central
crocketed pinnacles. North elevation has blank wall of coursed squared gritstone
below two, early C16, 3-light recessed and chamfered mullioned clerestory windows
with segmental headed lights and incised spandrels,to aisless section of nave. North
nave aisle ,of limestone and gritstone rubble,has C19 3-light flat headed west window
with cusped ogee headed lights and pierced spandrels. Similar 2-light windows to
east of blocked, chamfered, pointed doorcase with hoodmould to north facade. East
aisle window similar but taller and original. Corner buttresses to either end of
aisle, and above four clerestory windows similar to those to west. Chancel to east
has C19 pointed, 3-light window with cusped stepped lights,and beyond buttress to
east, a deeply recessed, flat headed panel tracery window. Perp, 5-light east window
with panel tracery, restored in C19, with hoodmould over and lower sections of window
blocked in stone, has diagonal buttresses to either side. South chancel elevation
has C19 3-light window with stepped cusped lights, also blocked to base, to
either side of adjoining central buttress and pointed, chamfered doorcase. East
window to south nave aisle similar to clerestory windows, whilst south elevation has
two early C14 windows with buttress between, that to east 3-light with intersecting
tracery and hoodmould, that to west Y-traceried with carved head label stops to sides.
Projecting south porch to west has diagonal buttresses either side of moulded, pointed
doorcase with additional soffit mould, beyond inner door chamfered with hoodmould
and carved labels. Above outer door, a cusped niche with corbel for statue and to either
side of porch, small single light windows. Beyond to west the nave aisle has similar
west window to that on north aisle and nave wall has similar window again, but probably
C15, with segmental tomb niche below. Six clerestory windows above similar to those to
north. Interior has three bay south and north arcades, that to south late C12 with
semi-circular, double chamfered arches on columns with many-scalloped capitals, that
to north later with slightly pointed double chamfered arches on thinner columns with
volute capitals, also decorated with heads. Perp tower arch with moulded jambs and
capitals and C19 Dec style wooden screen at base. C19 wide, pointed, double chamfered
chancel arch. Fine C15, heavily moulded, ribbed roof with carved central bosses to
nave, C19 copies to chancel and nave aisles. Mosaic reredos, panel traceried wooden
choir stalls with elaborate poppy heads, brass altar rail, and pulpit designed by
Norman Shaw, nave pews very simple but probably also by Shaw. Several stained glass
windows, including fine 1876 east window by Burne-Jones, an 1894 window to south and
C20 window to north of chancel. Numerous memorials, including good wall memorial to
Rogerus Rooe in north nave aisle of 1613 in painted limestone with classical aedicule,
topped by coat of arms and below, in semi-circular arch, two kneeling figures of man
and a woman with altar between inscribed 'Hic iacet Rogerus Rooe de Alport AR. Qui
Obiit 30 Aprlis AN Dom 1613', beneath eight small girls praying. To east wall of north
aisle is an alabaster plaque of 1492 to Robert and Julia Gilbert with central figure of
the Virgin and to sides the kneeling figures of Julia and numerous daughters and
Robert with numerous sons, around the edge a Latin inscription. Just to north of
this, a small brass memorial to Fridswide Gilbert, probably early C17,with figure
of lady dressed in Elizabethan costume. Above, to north, a classical style
memorial with swags and cherubs to Carolius Greaves of 1729. To north side of the
chancel, is a C14 effigy of a knight with his feet on a lion and to the centre of
the chancel, a fine marble tomb in alabaster to Thomas Cockayne, who died 1488 with
a diminutive effigy of a knight in armour to the top with his feet on a lion and his
head on a chicken, and figures of angels to the sides, holding painted coats
of arms. Other memorials include two C19 marble ones to aisless part of nave and
one in the tower with coat of arms dated 1685. Also in tower two C18 charity plaques
CH WARDENS 1701'. Stone font in nave C12 with round bowl on central stem with four
small columns to sides, bowl carved with decorative motifs and to south side it has
an extra small bowl supported by salamander corbel. This font was removed from Elton
Church in C19. Opposite the font to west of north arcade is a small figure in a semi-
circular niche, probably a carving of a pilgrimage. Outside in porch, sit two large
slate commandment plaques, probably C19.

Listing NGR: SK2121064373

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