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Church of St Lawrence

A Grade II* Listed Building in Eyam, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2843 / 53°17'3"N

Longitude: -1.6749 / 1°40'29"W

OS Eastings: 421774

OS Northings: 376417

OS Grid: SK217764

Mapcode National: GBR JZRG.6D

Mapcode Global: WHCCV.7QP2

Entry Name: Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 12 July 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110019

English Heritage Legacy ID: 80637

Location: Eyam, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, S32

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Eyam

Built-Up Area: Eyam

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Eyam St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

6/30 (North Side)
12-7-67 Church of St Lawrence

Parish Church. C13, C15, partly rebuilt 1619. North aisle and chancel restored by
Street 1868-9. South aisle and porch rebuilt by J D Webster, 1882-3. Coursed
squared and coursed rubble gritstone. Limestone rubble to chancel. Gritstone
dressings. Plinth. C20 concrete tile roof to chancel, others leaded. Stone coped
gables. Ridge crosses to east of Chancel and nave. Plain parapets with moulded
copings to nave aisle, embattled C15 parapets to clerestory. West tower,clesoried nave
nave aisles, chancel, north vestry and south porch. Two stage western tower
with stepped diagonal buttresses to western corners. C19, 2-light cusped, pointed
west window with scotia moulding, copy of bell openings above. Over, datestone
inscribed 'CW TB WC TC PT7CH 1619 15 MAR'. Attached to south side of tower two
stone plaques, one of 1741 erected by Thomas Sheldon. Clock face over. Louvred,
cusped 2-light pointed bell openings with scotia moulded aedicules to all sides
above. Moulded stringcourse over with central and corner gargoyles. Embattled
parapets with crocketed corner pinnacles, mostly C19. C19 north nave aisle has
two single lancets to west wall and five pointed 3-light windows with various
designs of reticulated tracery to north wall. Continuous cill band below. To
east, pointed north vestry door. Above, in clerestory, three C15 2-light, flat
headed windows with cusped ogee headed lights and pierced spandrels. C19 triple
cusped lancets with transom to east of north vestry. East window - three stepped
lancets. Three lancets to south chancel wall joined by cill band. Two lancets
to west, larger. Between eastern two, a pointed chamfered doorcase with
moulded hood and imposts. Above, fine square stone sundial of 1775, inscribed
to top 'INDUCE ANIMUM SAPIENTEM'. Also inscribed in semi-circle round base of
gnomon, 'Willi Lee and Thomas Froggatt. Churchwardens. Anno X 1775'. Attached
to side of door near ground, a pair of C13 gravestones incised with crosses. Nave
aisle has 3-light reticulated 1880's window, with hood to east wall . Two similar
windows to south wall. Beyond, to west, south porch with pointed doorcase, inner
order supported by hook shafts. Diagonal buttresses either side. Cusped lancet
to nave aisle beyond, to west. Above, in clerestory, three C19 imitations of
north clerestory windows. Interior - three bay arcades to north and south with
moulded capitals and double chamfered arches, southern piers octagonal, one column
and one quatrefoil pier to north. Tower arch, triple chamfered with inner moulding
supported by half column pilasters. Double chamfered pointed chancel arch with
soffit on corbels. Nave roof c15, restored in C20. Other roofs C19. Chancel has
barrel vault and two bay northern arcade with central quatrefoil pier, moulded
capital and double chamfered-arches, C19 trefoil headed painted wooden arcade
behind altar. Various Cl9 stained glass windows, also one of 1911 by Geoffrey
Webb. C18 pulpit with Cl9 ironwork railing to side, probably by Street. C16
murals to clerestory walls. Stone font, probably C12 with semi-circular
arcading in low relief. Charity plaque of 1760. Various Cl8 stone wall memorials.
Re-used C17 panelled screen,with balustraded top,in tower arch.

Listing NGR: SK2177476417

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

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