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Description: Church of St Stephen
Date Listed: 14 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 195399
OS Grid Reference: TF1773776842
OS Grid Coordinates: 517737, 376842
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2755, -0.2358
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HATTON CHURCH LANE
TF 17 NE
5/24 Church of
Parish church. C13, 1870 by James Fowler. Red brick with
limestone ashlar dressings and greenstone ashlar bands. Slate
roofs with decorative, red ridge tiles and ashlar coped gables
and cross finials. Nave with south porch, apsidal chancel with
south vestry and bell turret. Ashlar dressed plinth runs round
whole church. Regularly placed, ashlar dressed buttresses. West
front with ashlar dressed, 2 stage angle buttresses and moulded
ashlar string course. West window re-using some C13 fragments,
with pointed head, 2 pointed lights, cusped vesica, hood mould
and C13 head label stops. Blind, cusped panel above. North
west, 3 stage buttress re-using C13 crocketed and finialled
gables with tall, C19 ashlar, octagonal chimney above with small
pointed openings. North side of nave with moulded ashlar string
course. Broad, pointed ashlar dressed window to west with 3
pointed lights with upper, secondary pointed heads, hood mould
and foliate label stops. Pair of pointed windows to east, each
with 2 pointed lights and geometrical tracery. Apsidal chancel
with pair of ashlar dressed cusped lancets to west. Single
pointed, cusped lights flank rectangular east window with 3
pointed cusped lights with small block motifs in spandrels.
Blind quatrefoiled plaque beneath. South vestry partly engaged
to slender brick and ashlar bell turret with east doorway with
caernarvon head and plank door. Ashlar dressed slit light above
with bell opening above with pointed head, nook shafts and shaft
rings. Stone spirelet above. South side of vestry with
rectangular 2 light window with trefoiled tracery. Ornate,
polygonal chimney with blind, traceried arcading and gable rises
from buttress to west. South side of nave with 2 pointed
windows, that to east of 2 lights, that to west of 3 lights, both
with geometric tracery, hood mould and head label stops. Steeply
gabled south porch with single east and west trefoil headed
lights. Squat gabled angle buttresses. Pointed doorway with
inner chamfered order with head and jambs in one, outer order
with chamfered jambs and bowtell moulded head, hood mould and
ornate label stops. Blind plate traceried oculus above.
Interior south doorway with pointed head, chamfered surround,
hood mould and dove and squirrel label stops. Interior west
wall with re-used C13 moulded string course. Ashlar bands on
north and south walls. South doorway with keeled hood mould and
kings' head label stops. North east windows of nave divided by
free-standing shaft with moulded capital. Tall, pointed chancel
arch with inner moulded order supported by ornate corbels. Hood
mould continues over wall to north and south. Pointed organ arch
in north side of chancel, inner order supported on ornate shafts
possibly re-using medieval masonry, outer order of ashlar dressed
brick. Ashlar hood mould with fillet, possibly re-using medieval
fragments. Small pointed doorway to east with plank door.
Moulded ashlar string course and decorated eaves run round apse.
Small sedilia under window in south wall with pointed arch on
each side and panelled back. Ornate reredos with 3 pointed
openings divided by free standing shafts. 3 trefoil headed
arches beneath with chamfered spandrels, coloured marble shafts
and ornate tiled backs. Ashlar dressed piscina set beneath north
window. Tall C19 candelabra. C19 drum font of 8 large rolls
supported on 8 moulded columns. Stone pulpit with single shaft
with shaft ring and quatrefoiled panel. C20 pews.
Listing NGR: TF1773776842
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Source: English Heritage
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