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Latitude: 53.4415 / 53°26'29"N
Longitude: -1.956 / 1°57'21"W
OS Eastings: 403020
OS Northings: 393857
OS Grid: SK030938
Mapcode National: GBR GXSN.B1
Mapcode Global: WHB9S.XRRK
Plus Code: 9C5WC2RV+HJ
Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of St Mary Crowned
Listing Date: 22 May 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1384299
English Heritage Legacy ID: 484733
Location: Howard Town, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK13
Electoral Ward/Division: Howard Town
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Glossop
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Whitfield St James
Church of England Diocese: Derby
SK0393NW SUMNER STREET
921-1/14/30 (South West side)
Roman Catholic Church of St Mary
Roman Catholic church. 1882-87. Coursed millstone grit with
ashlar dressings and Welsh slate roofs with coped gables and
STYLE: Gothic Revival.
PLAN: nave with aisles, bell tower, west baptistry, south-west
porch and apsidal east end.
EXTERIOR: double chamfered plinth, sill bands, moulded cornice
and angle buttresses with set-offs, gabled tops and 4 corner
West front has projecting apsidal baptistry with single
trefoil window to each face topped by pierced parapet. Above
large 6-light pointed arch window with geometrical tracery.
North aisle has pointed arch doorway and south aisle single
2-light pointed arch window.
North and south aisles have eight 2-light pointed arch
windows, one on south side replaced with projecting gabled
porch and another replaced with projecting confessional, above
8 pairs of lancets to clerestory. Roof has gabled dormer
vents. Prominent polygonal bell tower to south-east corner of
nave supported by massive buttresses with outsize set-offs.
Apsidal east end has five 2-light pointed arch windows with
geometrical tracery and pierced parapet.
INTERIOR: has nave of 8 bays with circular piers and responds
with moulded square section capitals, chamfered corners,
continuous hoodmould with shields in spandrel. Deeply recessed
paired clerestory windows. Scissor braced roof with arched
braces, aisles with stone transverse strainer arches. Panelled
doors to confessional and presbytery under hoodmoulds. Chancel
with stone parcloses of 5 open bays with trefoil headed arches
surmounted by angels. Sanctuary marked by sentry arch on
corbelled double shafts. 3 bay stone reredos; the other sides
of the canted apse with painted arches and decorated ceiling.
FITTINGS: included low chancel screen wall. Decorated iron
screen to western baptistry projects into nave. Octagonal
stone font. Altar with last supper etc in relief. Stained
glass to apse with scenes from the life of Mary. Triple arched
sedilia under elaborate traceried canopy. Complete set of
contemporary open benches to nave. Screens to internal porch.
Listing NGR: SK0302093857
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