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Church of St Peter, Tankersley

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 333935

OS Grid Reference: SK3495099586
OS Grid Coordinates: 434950, 399586
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4918, -1.4747

Location: Black Lane, Tankersley, Barnsley S74 0DT

Locality: Tankersley
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S74 0DT

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Listing Text

4/59 Church of St. Peter
Church. C14 and C15, north aisle wall rebuilt 1881. Ashlar sandstone, rubble
walling to chancel; nave roof not visible, C19 tiles to chancel. West tower,
3-bay nave with north aisle and south porch, 2-bay chancel with north organ
chamber and vestry. Decorated; reticulated tracery. Tower: chamfered plinth,
north-east vice in the form of a large buttress. 1881 datestone beneath 3-light
west window with hoodmould. Round-headed slit windows beneath louvred 2-light
belfry openings with rounded arches; square-headed belfry window on west.
String course beneath embattled parapet with crocketed pinnacles. Nave: chamfered
plinth. Rebuilt south porch has iron gates by Lutyens, 1901 (Brinknam p15), in
quadrant-moulded ogee arch; gable copings with cross. Porch within has cavetto-
moulded south door and medieval stones in side walls. Flanking 3-light windows
have restored tracery and hoodmoulds. Sundial dated 1789 at south-west corner.
Three C16-C17 two-light mullioned windows (that on right altered) beneath string
course and embattled parapet. Rebuilt north wall with square-headed windows
having cusped ogee lights, clerestorey with two 3-light windows, parapets as south.
Chancel: blocked ogee-arched priest's door flanked by 2-light windows with
quadrant-moulded surrounds to ogee lights beneath square head. C19 organ chamber
has buttresses flanking plate tracery window beneath gable; lean-to vestry.
C14 east window of 3 lights has head-carved hoodmould beneath gable with shaped
kneelers, copings and cross.

Interior: tall double-chamfered tower arch. North aisle has broach-stopped bases
to cylindrical piers with moulded capitals (1 round, 1 octagonal); eastern respond
with restored (?) waterleaf decoration; double-chamfered arches. Tall, pointed
and double-chamfered chancel arch on moulded brackets. Pointed-arched rood-stair
door. C19 roofs and fittings. Monuments: cross slab with book and chalice to
Thomas Toytyll (d1482) - near priest's door; other incised slabs include one to
Richard Worteley (d1435). Eastern window on south side of nave probably by
Morris and Co. in the style of Burne-Jones is in memory of Ellen Walker(d1879).

S. Brinkman, The Parish and Church of St. Peter, Tankersley, in the Diocese of
Sheffield, 1983.

Listing NGR: SK3495099586

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Source: English Heritage

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