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Church of All Saints, Silkstone

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 18 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 334283

OS Grid Reference: SE2908605844
OS Grid Coordinates: 429086, 405844
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5484, -1.5625

Location: Barnsley Road, Silkstone, Barnsley S75 4JJ

Locality: Silkstone
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S75 4JJ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Silkstone 17th Century Glassworks and 18th Century Pottery, 180m East of All Saints Church, 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.

Listing Text

(East side)

11/154 Church of All Saints


Church. C12 in origin, remodelled later C15, and completed 1495, chancel
rebuilt 1852-8, general C19 restoration. Ashlar. Lead chancel roof. West
tower, 5-bay nave with lean-to aisles, south porch, 3-bay chancel with 2-bay
aisles and single-bay vestry in south-east corner. Perpendicular style.
Tall two-stage tower with diagonal buttresses. Moulded west doorway with
deeply set, hollow-chamfered traceried window above. 2-light transomed,
traceried bell-chamber openings. Crenellated parapets with corner gargoyles
and pinnacles. Low nave and aisles with 2-light square-headed clerestorey
windows and 3-light arched aisle windows. Blocked doorway on north side,
west end. Taller chancel with low projecting chapels which have 3-light
windows as before. Blocked south chapel door. The aisle walls have low
buttresses which rise as square pinnacles and are connected back to the wall
by flying buttresses in the form of angels, grotesque figures and beasts.
Crenellated parapets to aisles and nave.

Interior: 5-bay double-chamfered arcade on circular piers (possibly re-used
(Pevsner). Perpendicular roofs to nave and aisles with good bosses.
Chancel arch and north chapel arcade on semi-circular responds of C12 date
and survive from the crossing which supported a central tower. Blocked rood
stair on south wall of south chapel. Perpendicular chancel and chapel
screens, all different and slightly altered. Two medieval shields in east
window of south chapel. Tomb in south chapel to Sir Thomas Wentworth d. 1675
and his wife: white marble recumbent effigies the former in armour, on a
large sarcophagus with relief trophies to sides. The memorial behind has
colonnettes supporting an open segmental pediment with shield and urns.
Sandstone cartouche in chancel to John Phipps of Pule Hill d. 1718 with
winged angels at top corners and skull and cross bones at bottom corners.
Box pews of 1832-5.

N Pevsner, The Buildings of England, 1967

P F Ryder, Saxon Churches in South Yorkshire, for the South Yorkshire
Archaeological Service, 1982.

Listing NGR: SE2908605845

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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