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Church of St Margaret, Swinton

Description: Church of St Margaret

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 335534

OS Grid Reference: SK4521099367
OS Grid Coordinates: 445210, 399367
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4891, -1.3201

Location: Church Street, Rotherham S64 8DJ

Locality: Swinton
County: Rotherham
Country: England
Postcode: S64 8DJ

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Listing Text

(north side, off)

6/25 Church of St. Margaret


Church. Tower 1817; the rest rebuilt 1899 by E. Isle Hubbard following
a fire of 1897. Ashlar-sandstone tower; otherwise coursed, squared
sandstone with red tile roofs. 3-stage west tower; 6-bay aisled nave
with additional bay overlapping tower; lower 2-bay chancel with north
chapel and gabled, 2-storey, vestry projection to south. Gothic revival
style. Tower: offset angle buttresses rise as pinnacles above embattled
parapet. String course at each stage. Pointed arch to west door;
intersecting glazing bars to overlight; pointed hoodmould beneath flat-
headed hoodmould. 2-light window to 2nd stage with Y-tracery. Similar
2-light belfry openings with louvres, inset clockfaces and hoodmoulds.
Nave: offset buttresses between aisle bays. Aisles and clerestorey have
coupled, pointed windows with shared hoodmoulds; floral- and head-carved
hoodstops. Moulded kneelers and gable copings with cross. Chancel in
same style. Vestry with priest door to left of 3-light window; stepped
3-light window over. East window of 5 stepped lights.

Interior: beneath tower: 2 panelled doors in reeded architraves; date
plaque records rebuilding. Nave: circular piers and moulded capitals
to double-chamfered arcades; hoodmoulds spring from carved corbels from
which attached columns rise to corbels of hammer-beam trusses. Aisle
windows have central colonnettes to cusped-headed inner lights. 4-bay
blind-arcaded panel over tower door. Tall, double-chamfered chancel arch,
2-bay arcade to north chapel.

Listing NGR: SK4521099367

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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