All Saints, Findern, Derbyshire

Feature Sets (2)

Description

The old church was rebuilt in 1862-3 by Stevens and Robinson. The only medieval feature remaining in the building is a Romanesque tympanum belonging to the S doorway but rebuilt into the interior N wall of the aisle.

History

Findern (or Finderne) is recorded in the Domesday Book. In 1066 its lord was the king and it was worth £25. William I included it as part of a gift to Burton Abbey and by 1086 it was worth £10. The church was a chapel of Mickel-Over.

Features

Exterior Features

Doorways

S doorway with tympanum

The relocated tympanum is crude in nature and badly damaged. Along the base is a frieze of saltire ornament. The centre field is filled with a cross pattée, with scaling either side. The circumference of the tympanum is a roll, mostly destroyed at the apex, with two crude humanoid figures as rudimentary stops.

Comments/Opinions

The tympanum is almost identical to that at Tissington.

Bibliography

  • J.C. Cox, Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire Vol. 4: The hundred of Morleston and Litchurch: and general supplement, Chesterfield, London, Derby 1877, 312-315.

  • C. Hartwell, N. Pevsner and E. Williamson, The Buildings of England: Derbyshire, New Haven and London 2016, 400.

Location

Site Location
Findern
National Grid Reference
SK 308 304 
Boundaries
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Derbyshire
Diocese
medieval: Coventry and Lichfield
now: Derby
Dedication
now: All Saints
medieval: All Saints
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Richard Jewell 
Visit Date
02 Sep 2014