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Description: Church of St Catherine
Date Listed: 8 March 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 188133
OS Grid Reference: SP4427592747
OS Grid Coordinates: 444275, 292747
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5308, -1.3488
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SP 4492 - 4592 BURBAGE CHURCH STREET (east
8.3.63 Church of St. Catherine
Parish church. 1842, by M. Habershon, incorporating some medieval
work. Vestry and organ chamber added in 1879 by W. Smith. Sandstone
ashlar and slate roofs with stone coped verges. West tower, 4-bay nave
with aisles and south porch, 3-bay chancel with vestry to the north.
The 3 stage west tower has a medieval core; it is marked by offsets and
has angle buttresses, a hollow-moulded parapet string broken on each
side by a gargoyle, and a crenellated parapet. 4-centred west door
with roll-moulded surround, flanking pilasters and open pediment
breaking into a 2-light window above; this has perpendicular-style
tracery and a 2-centred arch. Rectangular loops to the second stage.
2-light transomed belfry openings with decorated tracery. Recessed
spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes. The nave and aisles have buttresses at
the bay divisions and corners, and 2-centred windows containing either
Y-tracery or 3 graded lancet lights. All windows have hollow-chamfered
hood-moulds with head-stops. The south porch has a 4-centred entrance
arch and an open pediment like that of the west door. Inside is a
2-centred doorway with nail studded old oak door dated 1633 inside; it
bears decorative wrought iron work. Chancel: diagonal buttresses at
the eastern corners; hollow-chamfered string beneath a plain parapet.
Windows with cusped Y-tracery to the sides and intersecting tracery to
the east. Interior: 4-bay nave arcades of very tall pointed arches on
octagonal columns. The tower arch is of the same height but this is
medieval rather than C19 and has 3 continuous chamfered orders around a
2-centred drop arch. Pointed and roll-moulded chancel arch on triple
shafts with capitals carved as heads. On the north side of the chancel
is a 2-bay arcade giving access to the organ chamber. King-post roofs
over nave and chancel with open arcades between tie- beams and
principals. Fixtures and fittings: bellringers gallery within the
tower with Gothic balustrade. Octagonal font with panelled sides, C14
in style. Simple pine pews in nave. Red veined marble pulpit, on
stone base. Monuments: Anthony and Magdalen Grey, 9th Earl and
Countess of Kent, died 1643 and 1653; massive aedicule with paired
Ionic columns and swan neck pediment containing a coat of arms.
Blackwell Dakyns, died 1721; aedicule with Corinthian pilasters and
pronounced rounded pediment containing a coat of arms. Incised slab to
Richard Wightman , died 1568. B.O.E. p. 117.
Listing NGR: SP4427592747
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