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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Darton West, Barnsley

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5849 / 53°35'5"N

Longitude: -1.5315 / 1°31'53"W

OS Eastings: 431110

OS Northings: 409915

OS Grid: SE311099

Mapcode National: GBR KVRZ.7M

Mapcode Global: WHCBK.F5X2

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 13 November 1963

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286515

English Heritage Legacy ID: 334208

Location: Barnsley, S75

County: Barnsley

Electoral Ward/Division: Darton West

Built-Up Area: Barnsley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Darton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


SE 31 09 DARTON CHURCH STREET
(South side)

8/81 Church of All Saints
13.11.63

GV I

Church. C16, the chancel is dated 1517 and was built by Thomas de Tykyll,
Prior of Monk Bretton Priory. Gritstone ashlar. Welsh slate nave roof, lead
aisle roofs. West tower, 4-bay clerestoried nave with lean-to aisles, south
porch, 2-bay chancel with north and south 2-bay chapels, the latter slightly
shorter. Perpendicular style. Tall, 2-stage tower of smoother ashlar with
diagonal buttresses. Moulded west doorway, 3-light west window. Tall,
transomed, 2-light bell chamber openings. Crenellated parapet (pinnacles
were removed in 1967). The rest of the church is also crenellated. 3-light
south aisle and south chapel windows with arched heads. Large 5-light
transomed east window. 3-light north-aisle windows with depressed-arched
lights and square heads. Similar 2-light clerestory windows whose hoodmoulds
have figure-head stops in lighter coloured stone.

Interior: Original door within south porch. 4-bay nave arcades on octagonal
piers with sunk-quadrant moulding to the arches. Similar tall, tower arch.
Chancel arch on corbels with nail-head decoration (possibly earlier). Rood
stair in north wall. 2-bay chancel arcades with double-chamfered arches and
octagonal piers. Original Perpendicular roofs to nave and chancel. The
chancel wall-plate is inscribed in good raised lettering: "Ad Laudem Dei et
Omnium Sanetorium istum Cancellum de Novo construxit, Thomas Tykyll Prior
Monasterii Monk Brittaniae, et hujus ecclesiae patronus; et eundem complete
finivit Anno Domini Hillessino quingentessimo decino, septimo." Oak parclose
screens to north chapel and part of south chapel. A north chapel window
contains glass of early Clb date (Pevsner) showing St Mary Magdelene holding
the alabaster ointment box. In the north (Beaumont) chapel is a pedimented
marble tablet of 1731 with a seated cherub at its base. In the south chapel
is a marble monument to John Silvester of Birthwaite, d. 1722, tripartite in
form with a central standing figure and a seated female figure to each side,
one with 2 children. A cartouche of 1689 is on the south wall. The floor of
this chapel is paved with medieval grave slabs carved with crosses. soak
communion rail of c1700 (Pevsner) with a bow front forming a gateway.

The parish of Darton was founded in 1150 and the first church, built on the
present site, was by John de Laci, Earl of Lincoln, and Sir John de Sothill.

N Pevsner, The Buildings of England, 1967


Listing NGR: SE3111009914

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