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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1088062



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Chapel-en-le-Frith

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Apr-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 82021

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 21/07/2015

SK 05 80 8/42

TOWN OF CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH, MARKET PLACE (North Side), Church of St Thomas Becket

(Formerly listed as Church of St Thomas of Canterbury)



Church. Early C14, refashioned in 1733 by G Platt of Rotherham. Altered in 1890-3 by Darbyshire and Smith. Restored and large extension added mid-1970s. Gritstone, part rubble, part ashlar. Lead roofs. West tower, nave with aisles and chancel. Exterior - three stage parapeted tower with pyramidal finials. Blocked, pilastered classical doorcase with triglyph and metope frieze to south. Stringcourse to each stage. Bull's eye window with four projecting keystones to south side in second stage. Third stage has twin semi-circular headed bell openings to all sides. Prominent cornice above. C19 west window. North-west corner of church engulfed in 1975 stone extension. North side and whole of chancel over, restored. Windows all C19 except two flat headed tripartite windows in chancel. Chancel has C19 vestry to north and inserted organ bay to south. South nave aisle and porch refashioned similar to tower. Three semi-circular headed windows with keystones, with pilasters between. Central arch has rustication. Prominent cornice with parapet above. South porch has banded corner pilasters-and central doorcase with projecting keystone and imposts. Traceried fanlight over eight panelled, raised and fielded door. Similar inner door. Interior - early C14 four bay nave, octagonal piers with moulded capitals. Two stepped, chamfered arches, similar chancel arch. 1733 round headed tower arch. C18 box pews in nave, C19 roofs, cusped tracery in chancel trusses. C15 font with C18 cone cover. C18 hatchment over south door. Original 168i balustered alter rails, installed at entrance to tower. Various wall memorials in white marble and slate. These include a joint memorial to Bagshaw family with classical aedicule and painted coat of arms, of 1751, in south aisle. Two in north aisle, also to Bagshaws of 1804 and 1828, both with classical decoration and surmounted by flat obelisks,

Listing NGR: SK0577080827

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National Grid Reference: SK 05770 80827


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