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Church of All Saints, Laughton-en-le-Morthen

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 29 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 335984

OS Grid Reference: SK5170288206
OS Grid Coordinates: 451702, 388206
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3882, -1.2241

Location: High Street, Maltby, Rotherham S25 1YB

Locality: Laughton-en-le-Morthen
County: Rotherham
Country: England
Postcode: S25 1YB

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There is also a scheduled monument, Castle Hill Motte and Bailey Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(north side),
7/109 Church of All Saints
Church. Saxon north porticus, C12 chancel, otherwise mostly late C14; mid
C19 restoration by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Ashlar limestone partly lined
with sandstone; rubblework to earlier parts; lead roofs. West tower with
north porticus, 3-bay aisled nave with porch to overlap against south side of
tower, 2-bay chancel with north organ chamber in extension of aisle, north
vestry. Perpendicular style retaining some Decorated motifs.
Tower: tall plinth of chamfered and moulded bands, full-height angle
buttresses with shaped offsets. Transomed 3-light west window with cusped
and ogee lights beneath a 4-centred arch with hoodmould. Slit windows to the
ringing chamber; offset beneath paired 2-light belfry openings with louvres,
hoodmoulds and dividing buttresses. Corners of tower cant back to form an
octagonal, embattled parapet with angle buttresses rising as crocketed
pinnacles and with flying buttresses linking to a crocketed octagonal spire
before rising as pinnacles. Saxon porticus against north side of tower has
its north and west walls intact with a C12 segmentally-arched north doorway
inserted within a Saxon round arch of 2 orders, the inner with imposts, the
outer with plinth blocks and capital blocks to pilastered jambs and with
round-arched hoodmould worked on the voussoirs. Nave: gabled porch to aisle
on left, its inner doorway with shafted jambs to pointed arch with hoodmould
rising to a crocketed pinnacle. Moulded plinth, buttresses between bays with
square-headed windows of 3 ogee lights beneath hoodmoulds with head-carved
stops; moulded oversailing course beneath parapet with roll-moulded copings
and C19 flue on left; nave parapet as aisle. North windows as south with
animal and full-figure stops to the hoodmouds. Chancel: C12 rubblework
heightened late C15. Narrow C19 priest's door with flat buttress on left and
remains of C12 window above; pointed 3-light window to left and 3-light
window on right with 4-centred arch. 5-light east window set above a C12
buttress and string course and flanked by buttresses of same date. C17 or
C18 north vestry with double-chamfered single-light window; chamfered,
round-headed window to chancel wall above.
Interior: double-chamfered arches to north, east and south of tower, the
vault with ribs and tiercerons. North arcade: probably re-used cylindrical
piers of c1190 with differing capitals and 2-order pointed arches with
chamfered and moulded orders, hoodmoulds rise from angel corbels; C14 eastern
respond of north arcade has tripled shafts and fillets and knight carved on
the hoodstop. South arcade: late C14; octagonal piers with moulded bases and
capitals; arches and hoodmoulds as north arcade. No chancel arch. Piscina
in south aisle with round-arched head. Triangular-headed piscina in chancel,
composed of re-used stones; round-arched sedilia on its right. Dado of
Perpendicular ashlar rood screen with castellation; section of matching
parclose screen refixed against south side of chancel. Medieval altar slab
at east end of south aisle has 5 incised crosses. C14 font, beneath tower:
octagonal with tracery motifs to castellated top. Monuments: 1696 brass over
vestry door to Johannes Mirfin; above on right are 2 affronted kneelers set
on corbels flanking a plain slab with shields. At west end of north aisle a
cartouche of 1702 with skulls, cherubs, drapes and vase. Various other C17
and C18 wall monuments, also early C17 floor slabs beneath the altar. Late
C15 cross slab now near font,, others in the floor, detailed elsewhere
(Ryder, p81). Outstanding church of the region, both for its Saxon north
door and for the quality of its late C14 rebuilding.
N. Pevsner, B.0.E., 1967 ed, p300-301.
P. Ryder, Saxon Churches in South Yorkshire, County Archaeology Monograph No
2, 1982 pp71-83 and plate VIII.

Listing NGR: SK5170088206

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Source: English Heritage

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