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Church of St Andrew, Bolton upon Dearne

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 August 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 333661

OS Grid Reference: SE4558502526
OS Grid Coordinates: 445585, 402526
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5174, -1.3140

Location: High Street, Barnsley S63 8LH

Locality: Bolton upon Dearne
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S63 8LH

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Listing Text

(south side),
Bolton upon Dearne

7/33 Church of St. Andrew

23.8.63 I

Church. Saxon nave incorporating arcade c1200, C14 chancel and
north aisle, C15-C16 tower, C19 north chapel and vestry with C20
addition. Ashlar sandstone tower, irregular rubble sandstone nave,
elsewhere a mixture of dressed sandstone and ashlar, C20 tile roof
to nave (chancel roof not visible). 3-stage west tower, 2-bay nave
with north aisle, 2-bay chancel, north chapel with additions to north
side. Tower: Perpendicular. Chamfered plinth with wave-moulded band
above. Diagonal offset buttresses to lower 2 stages. West door in
deeply-chamfered round-arched surround with hoodmould. Above a 3-light
window with panel tracery, dripmould raised over window. Clock on
returns of 2nd stage. String course below and above belfry openings
of 2 uncusped lights with transom and crude panel-tracery heads.
Embattled parapet and crocketted corner pinnacles. Nave: south side
shows most of visible Saxon work. Long and short quoins to lower part
of west corner and to most of east corner. To left a blocked Saxon
doorway with quoined surround retaining imposts and lowest voussoirs,
within the opening the lower part of an inserted medieval doorway.
The heads of both openings destroyed by insertion of a 2-light
Y-tracery window with hoodmould. Vestiges of a narrower Saxon doorway
exist to right,the upper part destroyed by a large 4-light Perpendicular
window now much cemented over but retaining some cusped lights. Between
the windows a small Saxon window pierced through a single slab: round-
headed opening with shallow rebated moulding. Upper wall of nave now
with cavetto-moulded course beneath embattled parapet. Saxon quoins
also seen at north-west corner of nave. North aisle: 4 offset buttresses,
easternmost C19. Blocked doorway to right with quadrant-moulded arch
much rendered. 2 square-headed 3-light mullion windows to left, probably
C17. Chancel lower, set back on south side: lower wall irregular snecked
rubble, coursed dressed stone above. Added central buttress and diagonal
buttress to east end. Blocked priest's door to left of centre has
4-centred arch with hoodmould. To left a tall square-headed 3-light
mullion window with deeply-chamfered reveals, similar window to right.
Cavetto-moulded course beneath parapet with moulded copings. East window
C14, restored: 3 trefoil-headed lights with 3 quatrefoils over. To
right a corniced wall monument, much weathered. North chapel: reconstructed
mid C19 with east window to match chancel. On north side a 2-light
Y-tracery window with C20 addition to left and C19 vestry to right with
doorway beyond. Medieval slab inscribed with circled cross built into
vestry gable.
Interior: tall pointed tower arch, chamfered. 2-bay arcade has
semicircular responds with ½-octagonal abaci, circular pier with octagonal
abacus decorated with primitive crockets. Recessed-chamfered pointed arches.
Chancel arch double-chamfered. Broad 4-centred archway to north chapel
has short circular responds with moulded capitals, double-quadrant
moulded arch. Pointed doorway to west with broad chamfer to chapel
side. Simple trefoil-headed piscina at east end of south wall,
semi-octagonal bowl much plastered over. Ryder (1982) notes several
pieces of medieval sculpture re-used in the tower as well as an unusual
lozenge frieze in the ringing chamber. C18 pulpit: hexagonal with
marquetry panels. Plans and full description in: P. F. Ryder,
Saxon Churches of South Yorkshire, South Yorkshire County Archaeological
Monograph No 2, 1982, pp17-24.

Listing NGR: SE4558802528

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Source: English Heritage

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