Carburton St Giles

Official Listing Description

SK 67 SW





(West side)

Church of St. Giles

Grade II*

Parish church. C12, late C13, C17, C18, c.1887. Ashlar dressings, render, lead roofs with moulded kneelers. Nave, chancel, vestry, south porch, western bell turret. The nave west wall has a late C13 2-light Y traceried window and above an C18 bellcote with triangular headed louvred openings to each face and a low pitched lead roof. To the south west angle an C18 sundial forms the uppermost qoin with faces to west and south. To nave north wall is a restored 2 light Y traceried window. C19 vestry with 4 centred arched door and windows. To east wall is a single late C13 lancet with hood mould and human head label stops, flanked by single narrow C12 lights. The two and a half bays of the late C12 south nave arcade, now blocked, are visible externally: 2 octagonal piers and one keeled respond at the east end. The capitals are hollow chamfered and the more westerly has hobnail decoration. The eastern respond capital has waterleaf foliage. The rounded arches are single chamfered. C18 south porch has a round headed outer opening and a pitched slate roof with plain barge board. The C12 south doorway has a plain chamfered opening with a hood mould and to the right a beast head label stop. The south door itself is probably also C12, but repaired. Inside, the cambered tie beam roof retains its moulded C17 principals. In the north wall is a pointed headed niche. C19 pointed headed doorway to vestry on north side of the chancel. In the north and south walls are aumbries. Fittings are C19 apart from C12 slightly tapering circular tub font. Monuments: in the sanctuary floor an engraved armorial brass plate to Sir John Mazine, d.1677, horsemaster to the 1st Duke of Newcastle.