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Church of St Mary, Rawmarsh

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II
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

Location: A633, Rotherham S62 6LT

Locality: Rawmarsh
County: Rotherham
Country: England
Postcode: S62 6LT

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Listing Text

(west side)

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
English style.

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

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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