Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 14 October 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 333641
OS Grid Reference: SE4188004306
OS Grid Coordinates: 441880, 404306
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5337, -1.3696
There is also a scheduled monument, Cross in the Churchyard of All Saints' Church, Darfield, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
SE40SW DARFIELD CHURCH STREET,
6/13 Church of
Church. C11 and C12 west tower with C15 upper stages, rest largely
C14 and C15, C19 restoration by Pritchett and Son of York. Norman
work in irregular sandstone rubble, later work ashlar, lead roofs.
West tower, 3-bay nave with aisles and south porch, 2-bay chancel
with north and south chapels continuous with aisles, north vestry.
West tower: 4 stages, quoins to lower 2. Restored west doorway with
hoodmould; a 3-light Perpendicular window above; several small slit
windows to right; a lancet to each return. Ashlar upper stages set
back at string courses. Clock beneath two 2-light belfry openings
on west side, 3-light belfry opening to each return. Cavetto-moulded
course with water spouts beneath embattled parapet with corner pinnacles.
Nave: south porch to bay 1 of aisle has wave-moulded plinth and offset
diagonal buttresses; moulded arch with hoodmould and peaked string course
over; embattled parapet with corner pinnacles; vaulted, ashlar roof.
Aisle has plinth and offset band; at west end a diagonal buttress with
ogee-headed niche; another buttress to right of bay 2. 3-light windows
with cusped lights and curvilinear tracery; keel-moulded hoodmoulds
with carved-head stops. Cavetto-moulded course beneath roll-moulded
parapet copings. Three 2-light clerestory windows. Embattled parapet
to nave. Chancel: lower, embattled. South chapel: massive, diagonal
offset buttress to right. Offset buttress divides two 3-light windows,
window to right has different tracery with downswept mouchettes. Ogee-
headed priest's door. Parapet continuous from aisle. East window:
Perpendicular, 5 lights with panel tracery, hoodmould. Flat-topped
embattled parapet with cross. South chapel: 3-light east window,
Decorated; raking parapet as aisle. North chapel: Perpendicular
3-light east window, plain-ashlar copings to parapet. North wall:
square-headed windows; added C19 vestry.
Interior: nave arcade has square plinths, octagonal columns and moulded
capitals to double-chamfered arches. Narrowed tower arch now reinforced
by concrete sub-arch. Part of a Saxon cross is built into the south wall
of the tower. North aisle: two C14 recesses, one moulded the other ogee-
headed. South aisle: has an C18 painted ceiling with panels decorated
with unicorn motif (now in poor condition). Chancel: double quadrant-
moulded chancel arch on tripartite responds with moulded capitals.
Alterations to chancel evidenced by square-headed window openings now
cut across by double-chamfered arch to south chapel. On north side a
tall opening of 3 cusped-headed lights also cut into by later arch. In
the south chapel an ogee-headed reredos beneath the east window,to its
right a statue niche and an ogee-headed piscina. Also 2 alabaster effigies
on a chest tomb decorated with shields in circles and quatrefoils: knight
with head on uncrested helm, lady to his left with head on tasselled
cushion flanked by angels. Thought to be Sir John Bosvile and his wife
Anne c1400-1410 (Routh). C17 box pews with knob finials; in the chancel
a family box pew made up of pre-Reformation bench ends; poppyhead choir
Font: Perpendicular, octagonal with heavy Jacobean oak cover.
Jacobean altar rail with sturdy turned oak balusters, moulded rail
and large end finials. In the north chapel a low memorial surrounded
by shields, to Katherin Godfrey d1658. Above vestry door a plaster
over-mantle recently salvaged from Low Farm, Edderthorpe; depicts
the Savile owls and the Garter of Arms of Queen Elizabeth but said
to date from c1630.
P. E. Routh, Medieval Effigial Alabaster Tombs in Yorkshire, 1976, p31-33.
Listing NGR: SE4188204308
Source: English Heritage
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