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Church of St Martin, Firbeck

Description: Church of St Martin

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 October 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 335761

OS Grid Reference: SK5621688460
OS Grid Coordinates: 456216, 388460
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3900, -1.1562

Location: 27 New Road, Firbeck, Rotherham S81 8JY

Locality: Firbeck
County: Rotherham
Country: England
Postcode: S81 8JY

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Listing Text

(north side)
3/15 Church of St Martin


Church. Rebuilt 1820, north aisle added 1844, enlarged 1887 for Henry Gladwyn
Jebb by E. I. Hubbard of Rotherham, tower added 1900 in Jebb's memory. Ashlar
limestone, slate roofs. 4-bay nave with south porch, north aisle and north-west
tower, 2-bay chancel with apse. Nave: chamfered plinth, gabled buttresses to
east and west and between windows have chamfered arrises. Gabled porch to bay
2 has chamfered round arch with hoodmould, niche with figure of St. Peter beneath
roll-moulded gable copings with cross. Other bays with 3-lancet-light windows having
shafted jambs and mullions and round-arched heads. Eaves cornice. Gable copings
and crosses as porch. Tower set to rear described from west. Nave west window
as south has buttress on right and single lancet over. Tower on left with angle
buttress strips and round-arched window with similar paired windows over, hoodmoulds
on brackets; string course beneath belfry arcade with shafts, louvres and zig-
zag-moulded round arches beneath shared hoodmoulds; corbel table to corniced parapet;
pyramidal lead roof with weather vane. Chancel: lower and narrower. South window
as nave, sundial on right inscribed 'Erected A.D. 1821'. Round-headed 1-light
windows to each face of apse, hoodmoulds. Corbel table to eaves, east cross at
Interior: north arcade of 1887 with scalloped capitals to round arches of 2 orders,
end arches smaller; round chancel arch of same date. Monuments: at east end of
north aisle to John West (d 1659) and wife Frances (d 1657) with Latin inscription
in recess beneath archivolt. North aisle wall: 2 C19 wall monuments to the Knight
family of Langold. South chancel wall: to Fidelia Knight (d 1671), inscribed
black slab in bayleaf architrave. Stone benefactions slab at west end of nave,
varous hatchments. Other monuments and fuller history detailed in:
C. Stocks, Firbeck and the Three Estates, 1979, pp 38-51.

Listing NGR: SK5621688460

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Source: English Heritage

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