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Church of St Peter, Hoyland

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 333883

OS Grid Reference: SE3634200791
OS Grid Coordinates: 436342, 400791
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5026, -1.4536

Location: 124 B6096, Barnsley S74 9ES

Locality: Hoyland
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S74 9ES

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Listing Text

SE30SE (south-east side)
Church of St. Peter
- II
Church. 1830 by Watson, Pritchett and Watson (Colvin p665). Deeply-coursed,
dressed sandstone, Welsh slate roof. Orientated north-east/south-west, ritual
orientation used here. West tower with lean-to north porch and south vestry,
4-bay nave and chancel in one with later north organ projection. Gothic Revival
style; offset buttresses, hoodmoulds, embattled parapets. Tower: string courses
between 3 offset stages. Diagonal buttresses rise as pinnacles with carved heads
and crockets. Cavetto-moulded 2-light west window with cusped, pointed head;
square-headed single-light window over; louvred 2-light belfry openings. Clocks
to north and south beneath peaked parapet. Recessed, octagonal, ashlar spire.
Lean-to north porch has Tudor-arched doorway, south vestry has later addition
with west door. Nave and chancel: cavetto-moulded plinth, buttresses between bays,
offset beneath 3-light windows which have leaded lights in cavetto-moulded surrounds
with cusped heads. Oversailing course, embattled parapet. Organ projection has
geometrical 2-light window and coped gable. Angle buttresses flank pointed, 4-light
east window; quatrefoil in square recess beneath altered east gable.

Interior: cantilevered stone stair into bellchamber, iron handrail. West gallery
on 2 octagonal pillars. Quadrant-moulded organ arch with keeled shafts. Continuous
hoodmould over windows. Underdrawn roof with moulded beams and pierced archbraces
at chancel division. Oak reredos commemorates men lost in the Great War. Trefoil-
headed panelling to dado and gallery balustrade. Built on the site of a chapel
erected in 1734-40 for the Townend family. Structure now heavily braced against

H. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1650-1840, 1978.

Listing NGR: SE3634200791

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Source: English Heritage

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