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Church of All Saints, Darton

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 13 November 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 334208

OS Grid Reference: SE3111009915
OS Grid Coordinates: 431110, 409915
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5849, -1.5315

Location: 3 Barnsley Road, Barnsley S70 2TB

Locality: Darton
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S70 2TB

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Listing Text

(South side)

8/81 Church of All Saints


Church. C16, the chancel is dated 1517 and was built by Thomas de Tykyll,
Prior of Monk Bretton Priory. Gritstone ashlar. Welsh slate nave roof, lead
aisle roofs. West tower, 4-bay clerestoried nave with lean-to aisles, south
porch, 2-bay chancel with north and south 2-bay chapels, the latter slightly
shorter. Perpendicular style. Tall, 2-stage tower of smoother ashlar with
diagonal buttresses. Moulded west doorway, 3-light west window. Tall,
transomed, 2-light bell chamber openings. Crenellated parapet (pinnacles
were removed in 1967). The rest of the church is also crenellated. 3-light
south aisle and south chapel windows with arched heads. Large 5-light
transomed east window. 3-light north-aisle windows with depressed-arched
lights and square heads. Similar 2-light clerestory windows whose hoodmoulds
have figure-head stops in lighter coloured stone.

Interior: Original door within south porch. 4-bay nave arcades on octagonal
piers with sunk-quadrant moulding to the arches. Similar tall, tower arch.
Chancel arch on corbels with nail-head decoration (possibly earlier). Rood
stair in north wall. 2-bay chancel arcades with double-chamfered arches and
octagonal piers. Original Perpendicular roofs to nave and chancel. The
chancel wall-plate is inscribed in good raised lettering: "Ad Laudem Dei et
Omnium Sanetorium istum Cancellum de Novo construxit, Thomas Tykyll Prior
Monasterii Monk Brittaniae, et hujus ecclesiae patronus; et eundem complete
finivit Anno Domini Hillessino quingentessimo decino, septimo." Oak parclose
screens to north chapel and part of south chapel. A north chapel window
contains glass of early Clb date (Pevsner) showing St Mary Magdelene holding
the alabaster ointment box. In the north (Beaumont) chapel is a pedimented
marble tablet of 1731 with a seated cherub at its base. In the south chapel
is a marble monument to John Silvester of Birthwaite, d. 1722, tripartite in
form with a central standing figure and a seated female figure to each side,
one with 2 children. A cartouche of 1689 is on the south wall. The floor of
this chapel is paved with medieval grave slabs carved with crosses. soak
communion rail of c1700 (Pevsner) with a bow front forming a gateway.

The parish of Darton was founded in 1150 and the first church, built on the
present site, was by John de Laci, Earl of Lincoln, and Sir John de Sothill.

N Pevsner, The Buildings of England, 1967

Listing NGR: SE3111009914

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Source: English Heritage

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