Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 8 October 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 335527
OS Grid Reference: SK4358895927
OS Grid Coordinates: 443588, 395927
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4583, -1.3450
SK49NW RAWMARSH HIGH STREET
5/18 Church of St. Mary
Church. Rebuilt 1839 by J. P. Pritchett; tower rebuilt 1869
incorporating remains of an C11 or C12 doorway; chancel extended,
organ-chamber and vestry added c1896 by Platts of Rotherham (Cater,
p13). Coursed, squared sandstone, Welsh slate roof. West tower,
4-bay nave with aisles, lower single-bay apsidal chancel with north
organ chamber and south vestry. Gothic revival, largely in Early
Tower: 3 stages. Heavily-restored Norman south door with 3 orders
of colonnettes within recess. Stair-turret to south-west corner.
2-light window to 2nd stage. Paired belfry openings with louvres
and hoodmoulds. Clock beneath quatrefoil-pierced parapet. 8
Nave: buttresses to angles and between bays. Chamfered band beneath
coupled lancets, hoodmoulds with carved-head stops. Groups of 3 lancets
to each bay of clerestorey.
Chancel: angle buttresses. Vestry gabled and at right angles to
chancel with group of 3 lancets beneath corbelled parapet with gable
cross. East window of 3 lights above apron with blind quatrefoils.
Corbel-table to coped gable with cross.
Interior: nave arcades double-chamfered, octagonal piers.
Chancel arch: tripartite responds and carved capitals to moulded arch.
Decorative roof trusses with cusped-headed panels. Brass dated 1616
to south of chancel arch: to John Darley of Kilnhurst, depicts 4 sons
and 4 daughters kneeling before his coffin. Wall monument dated 1667
in north aisle: to Maria, daughter of Thomas Wentworth; inscribed plaque
flanked by Corinthian columns beneath broken pediment with heraldic device.
Cross base and shaft beneath tower, probably C12 (Ryder).
P. M. Cater, A History of St. Mary's Church Rawmarsh, 1981.
P. F. Ryder, Saxon Churches in South Yorkshire, 1982, pp116-117.
Listing NGR: SK4359095927
Source: English Heritage
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