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Church of St Mary, Ecclesfield

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 335457

OS Grid Reference: SK3530294221
OS Grid Coordinates: 435302, 394221
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4436, -1.4700

Location: B6087, Ecclesfield, Sheffield S35 9WE

Locality: Ecclesfield
County: Sheffield
Country: England
Postcode: S35 9WE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Willow Garth Moated Site and Fishpond, Ecclesfield, 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

(north-west side)

11/134 Church of St. Mary

Church. Arcade piers of c1200, rest largely Perpendicular. Ashlar
sandstone, lead roofs. Cruciform plan: 5-bay aisled nave with south
porch, crossing tower, and 3-bay chancel with north and south chapels.
A shallow single-bay projection in the angle of each aisle and
transept. Chamfered plinth beneath double wave-moulded bands, off-
set buttresses between bays, embattled parapets throughout with
crocketed pinnacles to all except aisles. Nave: south porch to bay 2
has half-detached angle buttresses with pinnacles linked to wall by
small flying buttresses. Similar buttresses to rest of south aisle.
Each bay has 3-light windows with transoms and cusped tracery,
depressed arches with hoodmoulds. 3-light arched clerestorey windows.
West end: recessed, arched doorway beneath west window of 5 lights
with panel tracery, 3-light aisle windows. Tower: 3 stages with
string course to each. Clock set in lozenge-shaped panel on south
wall, 2-light round-headed bell openings above. Gargoyles to string
course beneath embattled parapet with 8 pinnacles. South transept:
small recessed doorway beneath 5-light transomed south window with
cusped tracery. Chancel: 3-light windows to south chapel as aisle,
3-light windows to end bay of chancel withouttnnsom,. East window;
5 lights, panel tracery. Interior: fragment of C13 arch re-erected
within porch. North arcade piers cylindrical, south piers octagonal,
keeled responds to west wall, double-chamfered arches. Chancel arch
with 3 sunk quarter-round mouldings, half-octagonal responds,. Font:
octagonal on moulded plinth, bears date 1662, reworked. Rood screen
with traceried 2-light divisions, restored coving. Parclose screens
with single-light divisions. Stalls attached to rood screen have 2
misericords with heads, heads also carved on arms. Good carved
figures on bench ends in the north chapel. A south chapel bench end
bears the date 1564. Also in the south chapel, monument to
Sir Richard Scott, 1640 by William Wright, restored 1749: Recumbent
figure behind 2-bay arcade with taller central column, all set
within wrought iron enclosure. Chapels have fine original timber
roofs with bosses. C20 nave roof. Medieval glass in bay 1 of north
aisle otherwise good Victorian work detailed in Pevsner, Buildings
of England : Yorkshire The West Riding, 1967 ed. p190.

Listing NGR: SK3530394220

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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