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Church of St Lawrence

A Grade I Listed Building in North Wingfield, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.1757 / 53°10'32"N

Longitude: -1.3961 / 1°23'45"W

OS Eastings: 440461

OS Northings: 364462

OS Grid: SK404644

Mapcode National: GBR 7C6.V5X

Mapcode Global: WHDFP.JFDR

Entry Name: Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 31 January 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335463

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79369

Location: North Wingfield, North East Derbyshire, Derbyshire, S42

County: Derbyshire

District: North East Derbyshire

Civil Parish: North Wingfield

Built-Up Area: North Wingfield

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: North Wingfield St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Church of St Lawrence




Church. C12, C14, C15 and C19. Coursed squared sandstone and sandstone ashlar.
Copper roofs. West tower, nave with aisles and south porch, chancel, north transept
and vestry.

C15 west tower of four stages, divided by string courses. Angle
buttresses. West door and 3-light window above. Clock face to north and south
and pairs of 2-light bell-openings to each face. Frieze of shields and tracery
motifs,and battlements. Embattled nave, chancel and aisles with 2- and 3-light
windows to north and south sides under flat arches, the nave windows with cusping.
East window with reticulated tracery. Vestry window C14 with an unusual tracery
pattern of encircled trefoils. Gabled south porch with a broad ogee-arched doorway
and gableted pinnacles with niches. Pointed tunnel vault with transverse arches.
Studded oak plank door. The south aisle was rebuilt in 1860, the north aisle and
the clerestory restored in 1872 by S Rollinson and there was a general restoration
by R H Carpenter & Ingelow in 1878-80. Set in the south wall of the chancel, a
C14 effigy of a knight within an ogee-arched recess.

INTERIOR: four-bay arcades
with two circular piers and semi-octagonal responds. Plainly moulded capitals and
double-chamfered arches. The western bay is a C15 addition with semi-octagonal
responds and crude capitals with shields upside down. The tower arch with two
concave chamfers has similar shields set correctly. Double-chamfered chancel arch.
C12 window between the north transept and the vestry, large, with nailhead around
the arch and up the jambs and curious elongated volutes to the capitals. Font at
the east end of the south aisle, Norman, large and circular with fluting to the lower
parts. Font at the west end of the south aisle, octagonal with curved sides, dated
1662. In the south porch a slab with foliated cross. Three C14 reliefs. At the
east end of the south aisle the Martyrdom of St Lawrence under a cusped broad
ogee arch. In the vestry north wall, the Annunciation under a crocketed and
cusped ogee arch, and in the east wall, Christ and the Virgin in Majesty with
Angels, a tripartite composition with cusped and crocketed ogee arches. Tomb
recess on the north side of the chancel with a C13 effigy of a knight. By the
south door, a monument to John and Mary Brailsford, 1714, with three composite
columns on brackets and a pediment. Wall memorial on the south wall of the vestry
to Thomas Holland 1776 with draped urn and weeping putto. Other C18 and early
C19 wall tablets, including one to Rev Edward Lowe by J.Hadfield. Nave roof
with C15 moulded tie beams. Early C20 rood screen with the C15 rood stair.
Stained glass in the east window, 1879, by Clayton & Bell. Many other windows
with C19 stained glass.

Listing NGR: SK4046164462

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