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Church of the Holy Cross

A Grade II* Listed Building in Scarcliffe, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2185 / 53°13'6"N

Longitude: -1.2245 / 1°13'28"W

OS Eastings: 451878

OS Northings: 369331

OS Grid: SK518693

Mapcode National: GBR 8DC.96R

Mapcode Global: WHDFL.5C5G

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Cross

Listing Date: 8 July 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335434

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79318

Location: Scarcliffe, Bolsover, Derbyshire, NG20

County: Derbyshire

District: Bolsover

Civil Parish: Langwith

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Upper Langwith Holy Cross

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

(North Side)
8.7.66 Church of the Holy Cross

Parish church. C13, C14, restoration 1877 by Norman Shaw. Coursed rubblestone and
ashlar. Lead roof and stone coped gables with gabletted kneelers. Nave and chancel
in one. South porch and north vestry. The south side has deep gabled porch with
parapet and string course at the base of the parapet. Diagonal buttresses and
pinnacles. Additional buttresses to the side. Moulded depressed four-centred arched
doorway with small four-centred arched window above. To the left of the porch is a
3-light window with flat arch and shallow segmental arched lights. Returned
hoodmould. To the right of the porch is a 2-light window with Y-tracery and
hoodmould with head stops. Buttress dividing the nave from the chancel. The chancel
has a string course below the windows at sill level. To the right is a tall plain
chamfered lancet, and a blocked four-centred arched doorway with moulded arch, set
above ground level. To the right again is a 2-light flat-arched window with segment
headed lights. Returned hoodmould. Beneath the eaves-is a re-set head corbel.
Three-light east window with pointed arch and Perp style tracery, all C19. North
vestry has a 3-light recessed and chamfered mullion window to the east. To the
north there are steps up to a four-centred arched doorway, and to the west is a
single light window with recessed and chamfered surround. The north side of the
chancel and nave has a deeply set 3-light flat-arched window with segmental arched
lights and returned hoodmould. Also a C19 2-light window with Y-tracery. The west
elevation has a full-height central buttress flanked symmetrically by 2-light
pointed-arched windows with transoms. The lower parts are blind and the upper
lights are cusped, with mullions rising from the apexes of the two lights. Gabled
double bellcote with rectangular openings and blind depressed ogee arches above.
Interior: The porch has a pointed stone tunnel vault with three chamfered transverse
ribs. Stone seats on either side. Off-centre south doorway with chamfered surround
and lintel, but round-arched within. Plain white-washed interior. The nave roof has
moulded cambered tie beams with cusped braces. C19 double chamfered chancel arch
with low stone screen. Plain string course around the chancel. C19 octagonal font.
C19 wooden pulpit with linenfold panels, set on a stone base. The font and pulpit
are by Shaw. Plain pointed arch and doorway into the north vestry. Aumbry on the
south side of the nave.

Listing NGR: SK5187869331

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