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Latitude: 53.3479 / 53°20'52"N
Longitude: -1.7426 / 1°44'33"W
OS Eastings: 417229
OS Northings: 383470
OS Grid: SK172834
Mapcode National: GBR JY8Q.JL
Mapcode Global: WHCCM.63FS
Entry Name: Church of St Peter
Listing Date: 21 April 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1121945
English Heritage Legacy ID: 82529
Location: Hope, High Peak, Derbyshire, S33
District: High Peak
Civil Parish: Hope
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Hope St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Derby
SK 18 SE PARISH OF HOPE CASTLETON ROAD
7/69 (South Side)
21.4.67 Church of St Peter
Church. Early C14, C15, 1728-30 and 1881-2. Gritstone ashlar, stainless steel roof
hidden behind parapets. West steeple, nave with north and south aisles and south
porch and chancel. West tower of three unequal stages, divided by chamfers. Angle
buttresses to west two stages with set offs. 2-light west window with cusped
Y-tracery. Crude 2-light bell openings. Squat stone broach spire with entasis,
rising from the edges of the tower. The tower is said to have been rebuilt in 1728.
Aisles, clerestory and south porch C15 and of a unified design, all topped with
battlements and crocketed pinnacles. Two 3-light windows with panel tracery to
north and south aisles and similar windows at the east and west ends of the aisles.
Also a plain doorway with wave moulding on the north side and a two storey porch on
the south side with polygonal stair turret on the south east corner. Porch entrance
with two orders of wave mouldings. Cusped ogee vaulted niche above with C19 figure.
Many large gargoyles. Clerestory windows of two cusped lights under square heads.
The chancel was rebuilt in 1881-2 with a poor Perp style east window, side windows
of two ogee lights under square heads and with battlements and pinnacles. The
interior of the porch has stone seats, that on the east side interrupted by a Perp
doorway to the stair turret. South door with two orders of wave mouldings. C19
studded oak door on top of an older door. Four bay nave arcades with polygonal
piers, moulded capitals and double chamfered arches. Plain double chamfered tower
arch and former roof line visible above. Piscina and sedilia of c1300 in the chancel.
C14 piscina in the south aisle. At the west end of the north aisle, two C13 foliated
cross slabs. Three C17 chairs, two in the chancel and one in the north aisle. C17
altar rails. Pulpit dated 1652. Panelling in chancel and stall backs in nave made
up from old box pews inscribed with numerous late C16 and early C17 dates. Panelled
C18 dado in aisles inscribed with names and dates. Rare, painted hymn board dated
1806 with painting of David on the back. Two C18 charity boards. Painted board
recording work done in 1730. Font with a C12 bowl. Two framed paintings above the
south door, dating from 1733 and depicting 'Aaron' and 'life'. Two more above the
north door depicting 'Moses' and 'Death'. Marble and alabaster reredos of 1910
containing a vestry behind, an unusual motif copied from Tideswell and Sawley.
Chancel screen 1935. Much stained glass including the north aisle east and north
east windows of 1919 by F C Eden and chancel windows by Kempe. South aisle window
Listing NGR: SK1722983470
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