St John Churchyard

Long Lane
Alkmonton, Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, England
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St Johns Church Long Lane Alkmonton Derbyshire Parish church, 1843. Built for Thomas W Evans. Grade II
Flint pebble walls with stone dressings and plinth, plus
timber framed south porch. Plain tile roofs with
inverted fishscale tile bands, stone coped gables with
moulded kneelers, carved eaves corbels and ridge
cross to east gable of nave, plus octagonal stone
bellcote to west, with leaded spire. Nave, lower
chancel, north vestry and south porch. Early English
style. West elevation has full height widely projecting
central buttress, flanked by diagonal walls to either
side at the base, with small lancets topped by hoods
creating small triangular shaped room. Above to
either side of the buttress, a single tall lancet with
hoodmould, and capping the buttress at the gable
ridge, an octagonal bellcote with alternating
chamfered lancets and plain pilasters, the whole
surmounted by a leaded spire. Full height stepped
buttresses to corners of nave. North elevation has
three tall chamfered lancets with hoodmoulds and
stepped buttresses between. North vestry has a
chamfered pointed west door, 2-light chamfered
mullion north window and eastern lancet with
hoodmould. East chancel wall has angle buttresses
with stringcourse between and above triple stepped
lancets with continuous hoodmoulds. South chancel
wall as two chamfered lancets with hoods and
buttress between. Two similar taller lancets to south
nave wall, also with buttresses and to far west the
timber framed south porch with leaded side windows,
pointed doorcase and applied studding to front.
Interior has pointed chamfered chancel arch, scissor
truss roof to chancel and type of crown post roof to
nave. Pulpit,altar back and chancel panelling all
contemporary, with cusped panelling. Pews also
original and have fleur de lys poppyheads. East
window of 1904 by Abbott & Co. Large circular stone
C12 font near south door.

GPS Coordinates: 52.94388, -1.723

  • Added: 18 Oct 2012
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