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Christ Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Buxton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2529 / 53°15'10"N

Longitude: -1.9358 / 1°56'8"W

OS Eastings: 404383

OS Northings: 372877

OS Grid: SK043728

Mapcode National: GBR GZXT.QM

Mapcode Global: WHBBS.7HGM

Entry Name: Christ Church

Listing Date: 23 April 1986

Last Amended: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259182

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463152

Location: High Peak, Derbyshire, SK17

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

Town: High Peak

Electoral Ward/Division: Burbage

Built-Up Area: Buxton

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text


616-1/1/93 Christ Church
(Formerly Listed as:
Christ Church)


Parish church. 1860-1 with additions 1891 and early C20. By
Henry Currey. Patron the 7th Duke of Devonshire. Coursed
millstone grit with ashlar dressings and slate roofs with
coped gables and kneelers.
STYLE: Romanesque Revival.
PLAN: nave with aisles under parallel pitched roofs, west
tower with stair turret and porch, north and south transepts,
chancel with apsidal end, organ chamber, and vestries at
either side.
EXTERIOR: pilaster buttresses on wide set-off plinths,
chamfered plinth and sill band. All openings round headed.
South front has doorway with chamfered and splayed jambs in
tower with gabled string course and slender central shaft
repeated on 3 other sides. West face has 2 pairs of small
windows which light the porch, 2 narrower windows above to
west and south to the ringing chamber. Above an upper string
course, a pair of arched recesses to each face, contain foiled
and louvred circular bell openings, with a louvred gablet at
eaves level above each pair.
South aisle has 3 windows with raised hoods and linking corbel
South transept has 2 windows with large circular foiled window
East front has central semi-circular apse with 5 windows and
gabled vestry to right with large circular foiled window.
North transept similar to south, north aisle has 4 windows.
West front has single window to aisle with almond shaped
window in gable, and to right 2 windows to nave with above a
large circular foiled window. Semi-circular stair projection
at junction with west tower.
INTERIOR: plastered. Nave with square section, chamfered
wooden arcade posts, on moulded stone bases, shaped angle
braces to plates and pierced spandrels, creating the effect of
arches. Stone piers of quatrefoil section, on west side of
crossing with moulded caps. Stilted chancel arch with orders
of splayed mouldings on capped shafts. 5 windows in chancel
apse with trefoil arched heads. Open timber roof. Painted
decoration in chancel 1916.
FITTINGS: include early C20 in C14 Gothic style. Altar and
retable in mid C16 English renaissance style. Square Caen
stone font. The pews are reputedly Butterly pews. Derbyshire
black marble pillars.
GLASS: include C19 and C20 windows; the south aisle middle
window 1915 by Morris & Co.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Derbyshire:
Harmondsworth: 1953-1986: 112; Foster FA: A Short History of
Burbage and its Parish Church: 1961-).

Listing NGR: SK0438372877

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