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Church of St Giles

A Grade I Listed Building in Great Longstone, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2438 / 53°14'37"N

Longitude: -1.7014 / 1°42'5"W

OS Eastings: 420021

OS Northings: 371910

OS Grid: SK200719

Mapcode National: GBR JZKX.FW

Mapcode Global: WHCD0.TQZK

Entry Name: Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 12 July 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109899

English Heritage Legacy ID: 80913

Location: Great Longstone, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Great Longstone

Built-Up Area: Great Longstone

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Longstone St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

4/2 (West Side)
12.7.67 Church of St Giles

Church. C13, C14, C16 and 1871-3 by Richard Norman Shaw. Rubble limestone with
gritstone dressings and quoins. Lead roofs with coped gables and plain parapets.
Stone slate roof to porch. West tower, nave with aisles and south porch, and
chancel. Tower of three stages with low attached building to north, the stages
divided by a chamfer and string course. West face has a trefoiled ogee lancet and
2-light Perp bell-openings. The south face has a 2-light recessed and chamfered
mullioned bell-opening at the top of the second stage and a similar 2-light opening
immediately above. Single light opening above, obscured by a clock face. North
face has a similar 2-light opening and single light above. East face has a single
light opening and a clock face. Crenellated parapet and four crocketed pinnacles.
The tower top was rebuilt in 1872-3. Nave and clerestory have plain round-headed
windows of C16 or C17 type. The clerestory has five pairs and the south aisle has
a 2-light, a 4-light and a 2-light. The north aisle has two single and a pair
of C13 lancets. Gabled south porch with C13 porch entrance with double chamfered
arch, chamfered responds and moulded imposts. Single chamfered south door with
hoodmould. Chancel has, to south, a low priest's doorway flanked on each side by
deeply set 2-light windows under flat heads. Cusped ogee tracery. One similar
window to north. 5-light east window with panel tracery. The chancel windows and
north vestry are by Norman Shaw. Interior has six-bay arcades with octagonal piers
and abaci and double chamfered arches. Similar C19 chancel arch with nailhead in
the abaci. Double chamfered tower arch dying into the imposts. Excellently
preserved C15 or early C16 roofs in nave, aisles and chancel. Nave and chancel have
common rafter roofs with arched braces. Moulded principal rafters and purlins with
carved bosses at the inter-sections. Lean-to aisle roofs also with moulded beams
and bosses. Perp parclose screen in the south aisle. Pews, choir stalls, organ
case, all by Shaw. Marble pulpit, octagonal font with cover, also by Shaw.
Stained glass, east window 1873 and north aisle windows by Heaton, Butler and Bayne.
Three windows in the south aisle dated 1897, 1908 and 1907 designed by Shaw and
executed by Heaton, Butler & Bayne. Another south aisle window dated 1887. Brass
to Rowland Eyre 1624 in South Chapel. Brass eagle lectern dated 1892. In the nave
are two hatchments either side of the chancel arch and three more over the tower
arch. At the west end of the south aisle are two charity boards dated 1838.

Listing NGR: SK2002171910

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