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Church of All Saints, Aston cum Aughton

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 29 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 335876

OS Grid Reference: SK4681685251
OS Grid Coordinates: 446816, 385251
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3621, -1.2980

Location: Church Lane, Aston, Rotherham S26 2AX

Locality: Aston cum Aughton
County: Rotherham
Country: England
Postcode: S26 2AX

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Listing Text

(east side)
Church of All Saints
Church. Late C12 arcades otherwise C14 and C15, chancel rebuilt C19,
restoration 1863 by Hadfield. Red sandstone and limestone ashlar, lead and
Welsh slate roofs. West tower, 3-bay aisled nave with south porch, 2-bay
chancel with south chapel. Decorated and Perpendicular styles.
Tower: 3 stages. Chamfered plinth and moulded band. Diagonal, offset,
buttresses to lower 2 stages. 3-light west window with restored
Perpendicular tracery beneath pointed arch with hoodmould; 2 string courses
and offsets beneath 3-light belfry windows with ashlar aprons, louvres, panel
tracery and pointed arches with hoodmoulds returning as a string course;
crenellated parapet with crocketed pinnacles. North side has blind ogee
window beneath 2nd-stage clock. Nave: separately-roofed south aisle with
porch to bay 1 having diagonal buttresses flanking pointed-arched doorway
with shafted jambs and hoodmould with busts as hoodstops, image niche over
and moulded oversailing course returning as side cornice with gargoyles,
roll-moulded gable copings. Aisle has moulded plinth and buttresses between
2-light Decorated windows with square heads and hoodstops; moulded
oversailing course, roll-moulded parapet copings. Elaborate tracery
to 3-light window at east end of aisle. Nave roof of steeper pitch with own
parapet and east gable copings. North aisle: later bay overlaps tower; other
bays with rubblework raised in ashlar; north door and square-headed 2-light
windows with ogee lights and hoodmoulds. Chancel: rebuilt C19 in ashlar
limestone. Chamfered plinth and moulded band, painted priest's door and two
2-light windows on south with simple pointed heads and head-carved hoodstops
on mould dropped from oversalling course beneath coped parapet. Angle
buttresses flank 3-light east window with mouchettes and head-carved stops to
hoodmould. Lean-to north vestry with buttress to east of window of 2 lancet
lights beneath a quatrefoil.
Interior: double-chamfered tower arch. Arcades: cylindrical piers to west
and octagonal piers to east having moulded capitals (that to north-west with
renewed carving) and double-chamfered round arches with continous
hoodmoulds. Chancel arch: chamfered jambs to double-chamfered arch, the
inner order on corbels. C19 roofs apart from earlier south-aisle roof with
corbels and curved brackets to cambered tie beams with bosses, chamfered
purlins and ridge. Fonts late C14; with part of base cut away and with
reclining man carved at the foot (Pevsner, plate 29), castellated top with
tracery motifs; trefoil-headed piscina in south wall nearby. Stained glass;
heraldic glass at east end of south aisle; east window by Heaton, Butler and
Bayne. Monuments: wall plaques in south aisle to Thomas Gray and William
Mason (d1797)of coade stone with portraits in medallions. Chancel: on north
wall the kneeling alabaster figure of Lord John Darcy (d1624) set above his
three wives in a later recess with Corinthian columns and open pediment;
another plaque to William Mason. Plaque on south wall in Sir Francis Fane
(d1680) and wife Elizabeth (dl669), piiastered surround with crest over; 3
other plaques to the Aldersons, rectors in C19.

Listing NGR: SK4682085252

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Source: English Heritage

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