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Church of St Lawrence

A Grade I Listed Building in Whitwell, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2858 / 53°17'9"N

Longitude: -1.2121 / 1°12'43"W

OS Eastings: 452624

OS Northings: 376830

OS Grid: SK526768

Mapcode National: GBR MZZF.CT

Mapcode Global: WHDF6.CN1W

Entry Name: Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 26 August 1965

Last Amended: 26 August 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108938

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79336

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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Listing Text

SK 57 NW PARISH OF WHITWELL HIGH STREET
2/167 (North Side)
Church of St Lawrence
26.8.65 I


Parish church. C12, C13, C14 and C19. Coursed rubblestone with ashlar dressings.
Lead and Welsh slate roofs. Stone coped gables with plain kneelers, encircled cross
finial and crocketted pinnacles to east. West tower, aisled nave with south porch,
transepts, chancel and north vestry. Tower of two stages divided by a set-off. To
the east embraced by the nave and with low diagonal buttresses to west. On the
south side the lower stage has a tiny round-arched window, 8 small plain rectangular
window and a circular clock face. To the west a C12 doorway with one order of
colonnettes, leaf capitals and zigzag in the arch. Pannelled door with decorative
ironwork. C12 round-arched window above, with hoodmould. The lower stage to the
north is blind. Two-light bell-openings with cusped Y-tracery, on all four sides.
Battlements and four crocketted pinnacles. Lean-to north aisle with plain parapet.
Flat-arched window to west with two round-arched lights. The north elevation has
three 3-light segment-pointed arched windows with cusped lights. Two plain round-
arched C12 clerestory windows and a heavy corbel table. Gabled north transept with
broad buttress-thickening to the west wall. Dec 3-light north window with cusped
tracery, and a 2-light Dec east window. Gabled north chapel has a rose window with
reticulation units to the east. To the north is a low flat-roofed vestry with plain
parapets. North window of 1-3-1 lights. Cusped ogee lights and blind tracery
dividing the outer lights from the centre. Second lean-to vestry has a flat-arched
2-light east window with a reticulation unit. The chancel has a large 4-light east
window with geometrical tracery. Three incised grave stones set in the wall below
the window. Angle buttresses with two set-offs, the lower ones gabletted on the
south east corner. The south side of the chancel has a large 2-light window with
unencircled quatrefoils. To the left a plain chamfered priest's doorway with returned
hoodmould. Blind lancet above. To the left again is a similar but smaller 2-light
window. Gabled south transept has to the east two 2-light Dec windows with flowing
tracery. Three-light south window with flowing tracery. A sundial set high up to
the right. The south aisle has one 3-light segment headed window with cusped
lancets and returned hoodmould. Plain parapet. Three C12 round-arched clerestory
windows and a bold corbel table. To the east of the transept is a 2-light clerestory
window. To the left of the porch is a 3-light window with four-centred arch and
deep reveals. C12 round-arched window at the west end of the aisle. Deeply
projecting gabled south porch with angle buttresses. Double-chamfered porch entrance
with semi-octagonal responds. Cross finial. Depressed round-arched south doorway
has a studded plank door with decorative iron hinges. Interior: Four bay north and
south arcades have plain stepped round arches and circular piers and capitals.
Keeled responds to the east and plain square responds to the west, with scalloped
capitals to the north west respond. Double-chamfered pointed arches from the aisles
into the transepts, on moulded corbels. Plain round-arched tower arch, now blocked
and with an early C20 blind screen. A further clerestory window on each side looks
into the transepts. Richly moulded C12 chancel arch with tripartite keeled responds,
waterleaf and scalloped, capitals and finely detailed arch mouldings, i.e. a
Transitional piece. Upper rood doorway to the left. The north transept has an east
window, now internal, similar to the window on the left. The north wall has a large
cusped ogee tomb recess with finials. The west wall has a monument to Roger
Manners, died 1632. A standing wall monument with recumbent effigy in armour under
a shallow arch between two black columns. The south transept has a C20 parclose
screen. Ogee headed piscina set low down. Plain tub-shaped circular font. The
chancel has an arch to the organ chamber, dying into the imposts. Two plainly
chamfered pointed-arched north doorways, one of them C19. Traceried north piscina
with crocketted gable. Ogee-arched south piscina and elaborate pair of sedilia, with
openwork cusping, ogee elements, steep gables and much crocketing. Medieval stained
glass in the north transept east windows.


Listing NGR: SK5262576831

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