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Church of St Giles

A Grade II* Listed Building in Marston Montgomery, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.9382 / 52°56'17"N

Longitude: -1.8007 / 1°48'2"W

OS Eastings: 413494

OS Northings: 337888

OS Grid: SK134378

Mapcode National: GBR 49L.TTW

Mapcode Global: WHCFJ.9DSV

Plus Code: 9C4WW5QX+7P

Entry Name: Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 13 September 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204368

English Heritage Legacy ID: 81288

ID on this website: 101204368

Location: St Giles' Church, Marston Montgomery, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE6

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Marston Montgomery

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Marston Montgomery St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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4/58 (East Side)
13.9.67 Church of St Giles

Parish church. C12 with C13 and C18 alterations, restored and extended 1875-6 by
H St Aubyn. Coursed squared and rubble sandstone with slate chancel roof and plain
tile nave roof, with stone coped eastern gables, topped by ridge crosses, and bellcote
over west end of nave. Nave, north aisle and vestry, south porch and lower chancel. West
elevation, mainly C12 with blocked central doorcase, now with limestone slab to base,
inscribed 'Here lyeth the body of John son of Walter Copestake and Susanna his wife,
who departed this life the 21st day of July.Anno Domd 1687 his age 11'. To either
side stepped buttresses and to north c1875 aisle with chamfered lancet. Above the
doorcase is a C12 semi-circular headed single light window, and above again, a clockface
dated 1870. Corbelled out above is the square, tile hung bellcote with four pointed
timber louvred openings to top,on all sides, capped by a pyramidal slate roof. North
elevation has a long catslide roof over the aisle, which has three chamfered lancets
to north and similar window to east end. Similar lancet beyond to east,in the chancel
with a C12 single light window beyond. Gabled C19 vestry to east with Y-tracery
pointed window to north with hoodmould and Caernarvon headed door to east. Much
restored C13 3-light intersecting tracery east window with hoodmould. South chancel
elevation has two chamfered lancets, that to east early C13, with large stepped
buttresses to east and between. To west is a blocked C12 semi-circular headed door-
case with raised impost blocks and hood. The nave has a large stepped buttress to east
with two inscribed stones, one reading 'CARTER CW 1698' and the other 'CHAMBERLAIN CW,
W BECK 1877', To west is a C13 3-light intersecting tracery window in recessed
surround, and beyond to west is the south porch with chamfered pointed doorcase. C19
lancet and stepped buttress beyond to west. C12 inner south door with incised cross
in tympanum. Interior has three bay Cl3 north arcade with double chamfered pointed
arches, simple moulded capitals and circular columns, responds to either end cut away
to form corbels. Stepped semi-circular C12 chancel arch on C19 jambs and to north of
chancel a C19 pointed arch through to organ bay. Beyond to east, a cavetto moulded
C19 pointed vestry door with hoodmould. C19 scissor truss roof to chancel and fine
crown post roof to nave with clock platform to west end. C19 pews, choir stalls,
pulpit and carved wooden altar rails. C12 circular stone font. Various C19 and C20
wall memorials in brass or encaustic tiles. C19 east window,and similar chancel
windows of St Chad and St Giles, Early C20 stained glass by A Moore to south side of
nave and a series of early C20 stained glass windows depicting the evangelists to
north aisle.

Listing NGR: SK1349437888

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