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Name:Holy Cross Church, Church Lane, Morton
HER No.:10301
Type of Record:Building
Designation:Listed Building (II*) 79360: CHURCH OF HOLY CROSS


Grade II* listed church essentially rebuilt in 1850 but with some 13th century features and a 15th century tower surviving; a church at Morton was recorded in Domesday Book

Grid Reference:SK 407 601

Monument Types

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • EDR923 - Ordnance Survey Field Report, 09-JUN-66

Full Description

Morton is one of the Derbyshire parishes mentioned in Domesday Book as possessed of a church and a priest. Very little of antiquity survives in the present building, however, as the body of the church was entirely rebuilt in 1850. The tower at the west end is all that remains of the old building and may be considered as a fair example of the late Perpendicular style, prevalent at the end of the 15th or early in the 16th century. The church of Morton is dedicated to the Holy Cross. (1)

Holy Cross Church is a medieval church consisting of nave with north aisle, chancel and west tower. Arcade late 13th c., tower 15th c., remainder mostly Victorian. (2) In normal use. (3)

The church is a grade II* listed building that includes late 13th century and 15th century features, with further work in 1850 by T C Hine of Nottingham. It is constructed of squared sandstone and sandstone ashlar and has slate roofs with stone coped gables, gableted to ridge and eaves. It comprises a west tower, a nave with north aisle and south porch, and a chancel with a north vestry. For fuller details, see the listed building description. (4)

<1> Cox, J, 1875, Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol. I, pp 273-276 (Bibliographic reference). SDR11673.

<2> M.H.L.G. (1994/11/A May 1962) 24 (Bibliographic reference). SDR8391.

<3> F1 JB 09-JUN-66 (Personal Observation). SDR6357.

<4> DOE(HHR) Dist of NE Derbyshire, Aug 1984, 7 (Bibliographic reference). SDR5472.

<5> NDAT, 1568 (Index). SDR11033.

Sources and Further Reading

[1]SDR11673 - Bibliographic reference: Cox, J. 1875. Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol. I. pp 273-276.
[2]SDR8391 - Bibliographic reference: M.H.L.G. (1994/11/A May 1962) 24.
[3]SDR6357 - Personal Observation: F1 JB 09-JUN-66.
[4]SDR5472 - Bibliographic reference: DOE(HHR) Dist of NE Derbyshire, Aug 1984, 7.
[5]SDR11033 - Index: NDAT. 1568. 1568.