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Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

A Grade II Listed Building in High Peak, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2536 / 53°15'12"N

Longitude: -1.913 / 1°54'46"W

OS Eastings: 405902

OS Northings: 372958

OS Grid: SK059729

Mapcode National: GBR HZ2T.MD

Mapcode Global: WHBBS.LH82

Entry Name: Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259380

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462969

Location: High Peak, Derbyshire, SK17

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

Town: High Peak

Electoral Ward/Division: Buxton Central

Built-Up Area: Buxton (High Peak)

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


616-1/6/31 (South side)
Church of St Mary the Virgin


Church. 1914-1915. By P Currey and CC Thompson. Random rubble
gritstone, with ashlar gritstone dressings. Steep Westmorland
slate roofs with eyebrow dormers.
STYLE: Arts and Crafts.
PLAN: nave, with low north and south aisles, north and south
porches, transepts, chancel and north and south vestries.
EXTERIOR: west end has 4 tall graduated lancets, with
relieving arch over central two, and clasping corner
Nave has two 3-light mullion aisle windows divided by
prominent buttresses with above two 2-light eye-brow dormer
windows. To west porches are topped with half-hipped roofs
with deeply recessed pointed arched doorways with double doors
and large iron hinges.
Transepts each have a tall double lancet with oval window in
pointed relieving arch and angle buttresses. Crossing topped
with small square louvred bell lantern with pyramidal hipped
Chancel has 3 graduated lancets within a single pointed
relieving arch with hoodmould. Below a lean-to passage with 2
single lancets linking gabled vestries at either side.
Vestries project to east on both sides, both with 3 graduated
All window openings have exterior ironwork.
INTERIOR: white washed apart from grit stone dressings. Nave
of 3 bays with coursed masonry piers. Aisle windows in splayed
and shaped moulded surrounds. Pointed chancel arch, flanked by
round headed arches. Paired rafters to roof.
FITTINGS: good contemporary fittings. They include carved
angels to corbels supporting rood beam to chancel arch, carved
chancel screen, carved wooden pulpit on stone base (1913), and
stone octagonal font with carved wooden cover.
STAINED GLASS: stained glass with biblical themes to chancel
and transepts. Nave has simple leaded rectangular lights with
stained diamond panes.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Derbyshire:
Harmondsworth: 1953-1986: 117; Howard W: The Church of St.
Mary the Virgin, Buxton.: 1986-).

Listing NGR: SK0590272958

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