The church was designed by H.I. Stevens of Derby and built by Charles Lindley of Mansfield in 1855-6.
The building consists of chancel, nave with clerestorey and north and south aisles, north and south porches, vestry to the north-east, and west tower is 'surmounted by a recessed and slender broad-spire' and has a 'south-west staircase, emphasised externally, and surmounted by a small stone spirelet'. It is all of one build with the exception of the north porch which was added in 1906.
According to Askey (1994) 'the style chosen by Stevens was a mixture of late Early English and Decorated elements where a lavish show of tracery and stone carving could be used.'