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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Whitwell, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.3027 / 53°18'9"N

Longitude: -1.1858 / 1°11'8"W

OS Eastings: 454357

OS Northings: 378728

OS Grid: SK543787

Mapcode National: GBR NZ57.2S

Mapcode Global: WHDF6.R7JX

Plus Code: 9C5W8R37+3M

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 26 August 1965

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366579

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79343

Location: Whitwell, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S80

County: Derbyshire

District: Bolsover

Civil Parish: Whitwell

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Whitwell St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Church of All Saints




Parish church. C12, C13, restoration 1876-80 by J. L. Pearson. Coursed squared
sandstone with ashlar dressings. Plain tile roofs. Nave with south porch, chancel
and semi-circular apse. 52 feet long by 15 feet wide. Essentially a mid-C12
building with minor alterations.

Moulded plinth. Corbel table with carved figures.
The apse has a band of scrolly ornament linking the sills. Gabled bellcote at the
east end of the nave, with a single round arch. Shallow south porch, the gable
breaking above the eaves line. The porch was heavily restored by Pearson in 1880,
when the church was roofless and overgrown. The portal has four orders of
colonettes with much weathered carving of medallions and foliage scrolls. The arches
decorated with zigzag and simplified beakhead. The latticework gable dates from
1880. Row of corbels across the gable. The south side of the nave has one tiny
round-arched window. The south side of the chancel has a 3-light Dec window with
geometrical tracery. The apse has three round-arched windows with nook shafts,
cushion capitals and roll-moulded arches. The bays divided by pilaster buttresses.
The north side of the chancel is blind and the north side of the nave has a blocked
round-arched doorway and a broad round-arched window set high up. At the west end
of the nave are two narrow round-arched windows set one above the other.

Elaborately ornamented arches between nave and chancel and chancel and apse. Tunnel
vault over the chancel and a rib vault over the apse. Transverse arch with three
roll mouldings and two ridges. Two ribs to the apse vault of the same profile. The
apse vault is supported on half-columns with carved capitals. Aumbry recess on the
north side of the chancel. The font has a tapering square bowl on a square base
with colonettes. Grave slab (north west corner of the nave) Anglo-Norman, with a
representation of a chalice and paten resting on an altar and a blessing hand.

Listing NGR: SK5435678726

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