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Church of St Mary Magdalen

A Grade II Listed Building in Creswell, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2631 / 53°15'47"N

Longitude: -1.2133 / 1°12'47"W

OS Eastings: 452572

OS Northings: 374295

OS Grid: SK525742

Mapcode National: GBR MZZQ.30

Mapcode Global: WHDFD.B7HT

Entry Name: Church of St Mary Magdalen

Listing Date: 23 March 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335409

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79291

Location: Elmton, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S80

County: Derbyshire

District: Bolsover

Civil Parish: Elmton with Creswell

Built-Up Area: Creswell

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Elmton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

5/121 (South Side)
Church of St Mary

Parish church. 1899, aisles added in 1914, tower in 1927, all by LAmbler, for the
Duke of Portland. Red brick with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs with chamfered
copings to gables and parapets. Nave with lean-to aisles, north-west tower, west
narthex, chancel with north chapel and vestry. Chamfered plinth. The tower has tall
gabletted angle buttresses. West doorway with moulded arch and hoodmould on foliage
stops. Pair of plank doors. On the north side is a 2-light window with reticulation
unit. Inscribed stone below with the date of the erection of the tower. At first
floor level to south, west and north are flat-arched 2-light windows with cusped ogee
lights. Large paired bell-openings in each direction, each one of two cusped ogee
lights. Stair turret in the north-west angle has four tiers of small lancets on three
sides. Four-bay north aisle divided by buttresses with two set-offs. Each bay has a
3-light window with through mullions and ogee tracery to the outer lights. Gabled
bay to the left has a 2-light window with reticulation unit. Moulded doorway to the
vestry. Unequal twin-gabled east elevation has a 2-light window with reticulation
unit to the lower part and a circular window of two traceried ovals. Foundation
stone below dated 1899. The south side of the chancel is of two bays divided by a
buttress with two set-offs. Two-light windows with reticulation units. South aisle
has a similar 2-light east window and a doorway with plain chamfered arch. Four-bay
south elevation matching that to the north. Flat-roofed west narthex has a diagonal
buttress at the corner and flat-arched 2-light windows to west and south, with
cusped ogee lights. West entrance has moulded arch and pair of plank doors.
Interior: Four-bay arcades have single chamfered arches without capitals. Moulded
chancel arch on semi-octagonal responds. King post roof with arched tie-beams on
corbels. Early C20 timber furnishings; pews, choir stalls, communion rails, altar with
carved panels, dado and reredos. War memorial chapel on the north side has a carved
reredos. Octagonal Dec style font.

Listing NGR: SK5257274295

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 25 January 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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