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Church of St Thomas the Apostle

A Grade II Listed Building in Arboretum, City of Derby

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9056 / 52°54'20"N

Longitude: -1.4762 / 1°28'34"W

OS Eastings: 435324

OS Northings: 334370

OS Grid: SK353343

Mapcode National: GBR PKM.HS

Mapcode Global: WHDH0.978B

Entry Name: Church of St Thomas the Apostle

Listing Date: 21 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1230642

English Heritage Legacy ID: 405432

Location: Derby, DE23

County: City of Derby

Unitary Authority Ward: Arboretum

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Derby, Walbrook Epiphany St Augustine

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:

DERBY PEARTREE ROAD
SK 33 SE
NORMANTON
(east side)
893-/12/100018 Church of St Thomas
the Apostle
II

Anglican church. 1881, by J Peacock. Regularly-coursed rock faced sandstone with ashlar
dressings, coped gables with moulded kneelers and with plain tile and concrete tile roof
covering. Nave with lean-to porch with a miniature blind arcade to the west front, north
and south aisles and transepts, north aisle porch chancel with vestry to south side. West
front, gabled and with semi circular arched west window having two orders of arches with
bold chevron ornamentation. Blind flanking ashlar panels and above, apex niche with statue
of St. Thomas. Lean-to porch between gabled buttresses and two sets of semi-circular headed
arches which form the blind arcade. Semi circular headed side wall doorways with flanking
triple lancet window all with Romanesque detail. South aisle gable with massive pseudo-
quatrefoil round window and with coupled lancets below. Low clasping buttress to corner
and three pairs of tall lancets to sidewall, rising from steeply chamfered, moulded plinth. Cills
and arched heads are linked by moulded strings, below a plain corbel table. Tall advanced
transept gable with a pair of lancets below a single apex light. Vestry with 4-light mullion
and transom window to east gable. Angle buttresses to chancel gable with 3 shallow semi-
circular headed windows above a moulded string. Large wheel window of 8 panels to upper
part of gable. North side wall to chancel with a 3-light and a 2-light window separated by
a buttress. Truncated octagonal fleche with C20 alterations to chancel roof which has coped
gables bearing cross finials to both ends. Gabled north porch with 3 orders of arches and
attached shafts with scalloped capitals below ashlar gable apex with banded chevron
decoration. Interior: nave arcades of three bays with moulded semi-circular arches carried
on cylindrical piers with scalloped capitals. Tall chancel arch below pointed hood mould rises
from slender marble shafts with crocket capitals, carried on tapered corbels. Arched openings
from chancel into transepts also carried on shafts rising from corbels which support short
arcades of three segmental arches. Shouldered doorway and undivided sedilia beneath wide
segmental arch to chancel south wall, arched recess with inset ambry to north wall. Chancel
east end with alabaster reredos having 8 trefoil panels decorated with mosaic work images
of the Apostles. Above, low arcade of 5 arches 3 of which are windows, 2 with mosaic
panels. Wheel window above with stained glass depicting Christ in Majesty. 2 stained glass
side windows, 1945-50 by Nuttgens. Pulpit, font and cover, and choir seating are
contemporary.


Listing NGR: SK3532434370

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