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Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Kniveton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.0504 / 53°3'1"N

Longitude: -1.6882 / 1°41'17"W

OS Eastings: 420998

OS Northings: 350395

OS Grid: SK209503

Mapcode National: GBR 59Q.L10

Mapcode Global: WHCF0.1LCB

Plus Code: 9C5W3826+5P

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 13 September 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1146435

English Heritage Legacy ID: 80128

ID on this website: 101146435

Location: St Michael's Church, Kniveton, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE6

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Kniveton

Built-Up Area: Kniveton

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Kniveton St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Church of St Michael


Church. C12, 13, c1663, restoration 1870, vestry added 1907. Coursed rubble gritstone with ashlar dressings. Shallow pitched lead roof with stone coped gables at east and west end and over chancel arch. Nave and chancel, vestry, west tower and south porch.

Plain C12 south doorway with chamfered imposts. Label with two stops, keystone depicting a bear. West tower, late C13 with small lancet window and plain chambered door to nave. String course at first floor. Square-headed two-light bell openings, battlements and short spire are Perpendicular or later. North and south walls of church with irregular fenestration, all windows square headed, some without divisions others with chamfered mullions. The lights in one north window have segmental heads. All probably mid C17. C19 chancel east window with Perpendicular style tracery.

C13 font with circular bowl with pointed trefoils supported on a base of clustered columns. The date 1663 apparently refers to time of its restoration to the church. It might also be the date when the windows were renewed. West gallery early C19 on two cast-iron columns. C19 poppy heads on benches. On nave north wall an aedicule wall monument to Greenwood Holmes 1779. Four C19 stained-glass windows. Nave south, easternmost c.1908 by Jones and Willis. Nave south, westernmost 1888. Nave north windows, three-lights, 1908. Three-light east window 1879.

Listing NGR: SK2099850395

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