Description: Church of St Stephen
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 335697
OS Grid Reference: SK4334993235
OS Grid Coordinates: 443349, 393235
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4341, -1.3490
SK49SW ROTHERHAM ST. ANN'S ROAD
5/62 Church of
Church. 1874 by T. D. Barry and Son of Liverpool; superintendent architect
E. I. Hubbard; tower and spire of original scheme not erected until 1910,
chancel extended 1912 (Happs). Coursed, rock-faced sandstone, Welsh slate roof.
6-bay nave with aisles, north-west porch and south-west tower. 2-bay chancel
with separately-roofed addition to south and lean-to vestry to north. Gothic
Revival, Decorated-style tracery. Tower: offset angle buttresses. West door
in gabled projection infilling buttresses has 2 orders of colonnettes to pointed
arch. Cusped lancet beneath paired 2-light belfry openings with blind panels,
louvres and tracery beneath pointed arches. Buttresses terminate as gablets with
carved-head stops. Corbel table and string course with corner gargoyles beneath
ashlar parapet with roll-moulded copings. Recessed octagonal spire with crockets
near top. Nave: aisles have chamfered plinths and offset buttresses between bays;
2-light windows with stained glass and carved stops to hoodmoulds, doorway to east
bay on north side. 2-light clerestorey windows with segmentally-pointed arches.
4-light west window with, to its left, a 2-light aisle window and beyond an
octagonal bell turret with spirelet at junction with gabled north porch. Steeply-
pitched roofs with gable copings and iron crosses, crested ridge tiles to porch.
Chancel: lower and with 5-light east window flanked by diagonal buttresses. 2-light
windows to side walls and another to south addition. Square-headed 3-light window
to vestry with pointed door to its west. Gable copings, chancel cross, crested
Interior: 6-bay arcade to north aisle and 5-bay arcade to south, octagonal piers
with carved capitals and chamfered pointed arches. Moulded chancel arch. Encaustic
tiles. East window by T. W. Camm of Smethick, 1910.
M. E. Happs, A Brief History of St. Stephen"s Church Rotherham 1874-1974.1974.
Listing NGR: SK4334993235
Source: English Heritage
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