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Church of St Martin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Osmaston, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.9931 / 52°59'35"N

Longitude: -1.7043 / 1°42'15"W

OS Eastings: 419947

OS Northings: 344011

OS Grid: SK199440

Mapcode National: GBR 494.7YD

Mapcode Global: WHCFC.S1M8

Plus Code: 9C4WX7VW+67

Entry Name: Church of St Martin

Listing Date: 13 September 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335071

English Heritage Legacy ID: 81420

Location: Osmaston, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE6

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Osmaston

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Osmaston St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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4/79 (East Side)
13.9.67 Church of St Martin

Parish church. 1845 by H Stevens of Derby, in a rich C14 Dec style. Coursed rock
faced small stones with sandstone dressings. Welsh. slate roofs, with stone coped
gables end plain coped parapets to the aisles. Continuous chamfered plinth. Coved
eaves cornice with fleurons to nave and chancel. West tower, aisled nave with
south porch and chancel with octagonal north vestry. West tower of three stages
divided by chamfered string courses. Angle buttresses and polyzonal stair turret
crowned by an elaborate octagonal gableted, crocketed and pinnacled top. The
buttresses rise to crocketed, pinnacles. Low west doorway with 3-light Dec style
window above with hoodmould on figure stops. Cusped lancet above, similar lancet
to north and a clock face to south. Pairs of 2-light bell-openings deeply set with
reticulated tracery, to each face. Parapet with cusped undulating pattern. The
north aisle has five buttresses and two 3-light windows. The south aisle has two
buttresses and three 3-light windows, the centre one with reticulated tracery, the
outer ones with intersecting cusped tracery. The south aisle east window is of
three lights with reticulated tracery. Matching 2-light west windows to the aisles.
Four 2-light clerestory windows to north and south, with cusped ogee lights under
flat heads. The chancel has a 4-light east window with almost flamboyant tracery.
To the south are three 2-light windows with mouchettes. One similar window to
north. Buttresses with gabled tops. Octagonal vestry with pyramid roof and
buttresses at the angles. Two 2-light windows with reticulated tracery. Gabled
south porch with diagonal buttresses rising to gabled pinnacles. Doorway with
two orders of shafts, foliage capitals and a hollow moulding with fleurons.
Fleur de lys boot scrapers. Inside, seats within blind arcades and roofs with
transverse arches on foliage corbels. Many moulded south doorway. Flank door with
elaborate c-hinges. Four bay nave arcades with filleted shafts, moulded quatrefoil
capitals and arches with two wave mouldings. Hoodmoulds on naturalistic foliage
stops. Tall chancel arch with filleted trefoil responds and rich naturalistic
capitals. Moulded arch with fleurons in the hollow. Tower arch with, to the nave,
three filleted shafts. Moulded capitals and arch. Within the tower is a stone
rib vault with tiercerons. The nave has a king post roof with decorative cusping
and arched braces on angel corbels. Between the trusses are two tiers of wind
braces. The chancel has an elaborate pointed wooden tunnel vault with nine
transverse arches and two tiers of tracery motifs. All with painted decoration.
The east window is shafted internally. Mosaic and painted reredos depicting the
last supper, continued as a dado. Mosaic floor and mosaic frieze around the top
of the chancel walls. Traceried stalls and communion rail. Wrought iron bracketed
flower vases. Stained glass in all the chancel windows. Marble and stone pulpit
with openwork traceried panels. The north aisle windows have their jambs cut away
imd detached shafts to carry the arch. North and south aisle windows with nook
shafts. Pews in nave and aisles with tracery panelled ends, Choir stalls at the
west end of the nave with openwork tracery front. Font at the west end of the
south aisle has a circular bowl and base with bands of deeply carved foliage. Font
at the east end of the south aisle, much weathered circular bowl on an octagonal
base. Brass eagle lectern.

Listing NGR: SK1994744011

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