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St Katherine’s Church, Rowsley
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St Katherine’s Church, Rowsley
53°11′28.27″N 1°37′11.19″W / 53.1911861°N 1.6197750°W / 53.1911861; -1.6197750Coordinates: 53°11′28.27″N 1°37′11.19″W / 53.1911861°N 1.6197750°W / 53.1911861; -1.6197750
Location Rowsley, Derbyshire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication St Katherine
Consecrated 18 July 1855
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Architect(s) Anthony Salvin
Groundbreaking 29 May 1854
Completed 18 July 1855
Administration
Parish Rowsley
Deanery Bakewell & Eyam
Archdeaconry Chesterfield
Diocese Derby
Province Canterbury

St Katherine’s Church, Rowsley is a Grade II listed parish church in the Church of England in Rowsley, Derbyshire.

History

The foundation stone was laid on 29 May 1854 by John Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland who laid coins of every value, from a sovereign to half a farthing in the foundations. The church was built to the designs of the architect Anthony Salvin. It was dedicated to St Catherine, after the name and in honour of the late Lady Manners. The church was consecrated by the Bishop of Lichfield on 18 July 1855

In 1862 a mortuary chapel was erected to contain a monument erected to the late Lady John Manners, the first wife of John Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland. The figures were carved of white statuary, the columns of russet marble, and the other portions of Darley Dale stone. It was executed under the superintendence of Anthony Salvin, the figure executed by William Calder Marshall, and the sculpture and architectural part of the monument by J. Forsyth of Hemsptead Road, London. The floor was inlaid with marble mosaics displaying the circle and the cross.

Parish status

The church is in a joint parish with:

Stained glass

The east window, designed by T. Willamont of London, was inserted in 1855 in memory of Catherine Louisa Georgiana Manners (28 January 1831 - 7 April 1854), the first wife of John Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland.

Organ

An organ was installed in 1863 by Kirtland and Jardine of Manchester. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

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