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Parish Church of St Oswald

A Grade I Listed Building in Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.015 / 53°0'53"N

Longitude: -1.7387 / 1°44'19"W

OS Eastings: 417628

OS Northings: 346440

OS Grid: SK176464

Mapcode National: GBR 48P.Z3Q

Mapcode Global: WHCF5.8H90

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Oswald

Listing Date: 15 June 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207715

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79839

Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE6

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Ashbourne

Built-Up Area: Ashbourne

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Ashbourne St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

822/2/24 (Southeast side)


Early foundation. present church is mainly Early English from circa 1220 but
a few remnants of earlier Norman work survive and a Saxon cross shaft (part)
in the south aisle. The church is believed to stand on the site of a pagan holy
well, now thought to be concealed beneath tyre crossing. The tower and spire
circa 133O. The spire, which has been rebuilt several times, has a height of
215 ft. Perpendicular additions and alterations circa 1520. The battlements
to the chancel were added by Sir G G Scott in 1878 and the church was restored
by Cottingham earlier in the C19. Some fine monuments from C14, of which the
most famous is probably the figure of Penelope Boothby 1791, by Thomas Banks.
Some mediaeval glass remains.
In l644, the church was fired on by Parliamentarians and the marks are still
visible in the west wall.

Nos 38, 40 and 72, together with Pegg's Almshouses, Owlfield's Almhouses, The
Mansion, the Summerhouse and the cobbled pavements form a group with the parish
Church of St Oswald and the churchyard gate piers, gates and walls.

Listing NGR: SK1763146443

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

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