Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 29 July 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 335836
OS Grid Reference: SK5204681151
OS Grid Coordinates: 452046, 381151
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3247, -1.2201
THORPE SALVIN HARTHILL ROAD
SK58SW (north side)
5/88 Church of St. Peter
Church. C12 with C14 chancel and chapel, tower heightened C15, C19 organ
chamber. Ashlar and rubble limestone, lead and Welsh slate roofs. West tower,
2-bay nave with south porch and north aisle, 2-bay chancel with gabled south
organ chamber and separately-roofed north chapel. Tower: chamfered plinth
and moulded band; buttresses to east, that on north side extended as a stack.
3-light west window, offset to north, has cusped pointed lights in hollow-
chamfered surround with hoodmould; slit windows to internal stair on right.
String course and offset beneath pointed 2-light belfry openings with louvres
and hoodmoulds. String course with central gargoyles beneath embattled parapet
with crocketed corner pinnacles. Nave: porch on left has arch-braced principal-
rafter truss in gable; excellent C12 south door within has renewed outer shafts
and keeled inner shafts to scalloped and crocketed capitals, 3-order round
arch deeply-carved with zig-zag, pellet ornament and foiled lobes. 2 nave
windows on right have tracery with 3 lights stepped beneath an ogee arch within
a cusped pointed arch, the openings double-chamfered and square-headed. Two
chamfered, mullioned clerestorey windows of 2 lights. North aisle: chamfered
plinth; buttress to west and between two 3-light windows with hollow-chamfered
surrounds, Tudor-arched heads and hoodmoulds; blocked ogee-headed north door;
clerestorey as south. Chancel: ashlar organ-chamber projection has square-
headed window of 2 ogee lights. To chancel on left a quoined lancet window
with low transom and hoodmould. Angle buttresses flank 3-light east window
with reticulated tracery; east gable copings with clock beneath stepped plinth
to stylised apex cross. North chapel in Decorated style has chamfered and
moulded plinth, diagonal buttresses and string course beneath sills of two
2-light north windows with north door on right having moulded surround and
ogee arch with finials. Corbel table to battered parapet which carries across
east gable above pointed 2-light window . Interior: tower arch with shafted
responds, scalloped capitals and pointed, moulded arch with zig-zag ornament.
North arcade with octagonal pier and round responds with waterleaf to square
capitals, 2-order round arches. Nave roof C16 with moulded, cambered tie
beams with bosses, short king posts and moulded purlins. Into north chapel
an asymmetrical double-chamfered arch set on corbels. Chancel arch: round
responds with keeled shaft in west angle, moulded round arch. Pointed double-
chamfered arch into north chapel, the responds 1/2-round with nailhead ornament.
C19 double-chamfered arch into organ chamber. 3-seat sedilia with chamfered
shafts, ogee heads and castellated cresting. Chancel roof probably C17 with
cambered tie beams to 3 moulded principal-rafter trusses. Trefoil-headed
piscina in north chapel, the roof as chancel but partly underdrawn.
Fittings: remarkable Norman font bearing representations of a baptism and
of the 4 seasons under round-headed arches (described and illustrated elsewhere:
Pevsner p514, plate 266). Monuments: to Katherine Sandford (d1461) an incised
alabaster slab in the chancel floor. Above the sedilia a monument with affronted
kneelers in recess beneath segmental pediment with arms, they are Hercy Sandford
(d1582) and wife. Similar monument opposite to Roger Portington (d. c1604)
N. Pevsner. B.O.E. 1967 ed. Good drawing of font also in J. Hunter, South
Yorkshire: The History and Topography of the Deanery of Doncaster, 1828-31.
Listing NGR: SK5204881152
Source: English Heritage
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