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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newton Solney, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8287 / 52°49'43"N

Longitude: -1.587 / 1°35'13"W

OS Eastings: 427924

OS Northings: 325770

OS Grid: SK279257

Mapcode National: GBR 5DK.MM0

Mapcode Global: WHCG6.L5H7

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 19 January 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334576

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82854

Location: Newton Solney, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE15

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Newton Solney

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Newton Solney St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

PARISH OF NEWTON SOLNEY CHURCH LANE
SK 22 NE
1/48
19-1-67 Church of St Mary
the Virgin
II*
Parish Church. C14, C15 , C18. Restoration in 1880 by F J
Robinson. Coursed squared sandstone and ashlar. Welsh slate
roofs with decorative ridge tiles. Chamfered plinth, plain and
castellated parapets. West tower, aisled nave, south porch,
chancel and north vestry. The south aisle continues alongside
part of the chancel. West tower of two stages divided by a
chamfer to the west. The west elevation has a 2-light window of
c1300 with Y-tracery, set in a deeply splayed surround. The
south side of the tower is embraced by the aisle. The north
side has re-set carved C12 chevron decoration. Rectangular slit
bell-openings to three sides. Recessed octagonal stone spire
set behind battlements. Tall gabled lucarnes with Y-tracery and
tiny lancet lucarnes high up. Lean-to north aisle has a plain
E.E. west lancet and two heavy squat buttresses. To the north
another buttress and a round arched doorway said to be Norman,
but with its simple continuous roll moulding, more likely to be
C17 or C18. Plank double doors with elaborate C19 hinges. To
the left are two pairs of paired lancets in deep chamfered
surrounds. Heads at the springing of the two arches in the
centre. Clerestory has three 2-light windows under flat arches
with cusped lancet lights. Gabled north vestry has a segmental
arched doorway to west, a 3-light window with reticulated
tracery to north and a low window with Y-tracery to east, all
C19. To the north paired polygonal chimney stacks rise from
half way up the gable, with foliage stops where they interrupt
the coping. The chancel has to the north a window of two cusped
depressed ogee lights under a flat arch. The chancel has angle
buttresses and a C19 3-light east window with intersecting
tracery with Dec and Perp motifs. The south side of the chancel
has a 3-light window under a flat arch with the unusual tracery
motif of cusped depressed ogees, inverted above and with lozenge
shapes above again. A similar window is at Repton Church.
Gabled south aisle. Pair of 2-light east windows with Y-tracery
and elongated trefoils. Gableted buttresses divide the bays on
the south side. All the windows have flat arches. The first
from the east is of three lights with reticulated tracery. Then
two 2-light windows with cusped lancet and trefoil motifs. A
similar window beyond the gabled south porch. The porch
entrance has roll and filleted mouldings and nook shafts.
Hoodmould on foliage stops. C19 plank doors with scrolled
C-hinges. Clerestory as on the north side. Interior: Three
bay C14 arcades have octagonal piers and semi-octagonal
responds. Moulded capitals and to south single chamfered, to
north double chamfered arches. Tower arch with a step and a
chamfer, the chamfered order on moulded corbels. No division
between nave and chancel. Two-bay chancel north arcade with an
octagonal pier and double chamfered, almost triangular, arches.
One bay to south with C19, almost round arch. Double chamfered,
the inner order on moulded corbels, similar to the tower arch.
C19 boarded roof with arched principal trusses on corbels. C19
cusped wheel window over the tower arch, with nailhead. Two-bay
arcade at the east end of the south aisle. Plain octagonal
font, possibly C17. Recess in the south wall of the tower
contains a broken effigy of a knight of c1375. Under the tower,
the mid-C13 headless effigy of a knight . Also under the tower
a late C14 alabaster effigy of a knight and a monument to Sir
Henry Every +1709, erected c1734. By Thomas Carter the elder.
Semi-reclining figure in Roman attire, originally with a pyramid
behind. Single chamfered piscina in the south wall of the
chancel. Tiled floors and most of the furnishings date from
c1880. Several C19 stained glass windows, the east, c1862, with
quite strong dramatic line and modelling.

Listing NGR: SK2792425770

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