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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Rawmarsh, Rotherham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4583 / 53°27'29"N

Longitude: -1.345 / 1°20'41"W

OS Eastings: 443588

OS Northings: 395928

OS Grid: SK435959

Mapcode National: GBR MX1G.L0

Mapcode Global: WHDDC.9BRM

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 8 October 1962

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314612

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335527

Location: Rotherham, S62

County: Rotherham

Electoral Ward/Division: Rawmarsh

Built-Up Area: Rawmarsh

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Rawmarsh with Parkgate

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

SK49NW RAWMARSH HIGH STREET
(west side)

5/18 Church of St. Mary

8.10.62
GV II


Church. Rebuilt 1839 by J. P. Pritchett; tower rebuilt 1869
incorporating remains of an C11 or C12 doorway; chancel extended,
organ-chamber and vestry added c1896 by Platts of Rotherham (Cater,
p13). Coursed, squared sandstone, Welsh slate roof. West tower,
4-bay nave with aisles, lower single-bay apsidal chancel with north
organ chamber and south vestry. Gothic revival, largely in Early
English style.

Tower: 3 stages. Heavily-restored Norman south door with 3 orders
of colonnettes within recess. Stair-turret to south-west corner.
2-light window to 2nd stage. Paired belfry openings with louvres
and hoodmoulds. Clock beneath quatrefoil-pierced parapet. 8
pinnacles.

Nave: buttresses to angles and between bays. Chamfered band beneath
coupled lancets, hoodmoulds with carved-head stops. Groups of 3 lancets
to each bay of clerestorey.

Chancel: angle buttresses. Vestry gabled and at right angles to
chancel with group of 3 lancets beneath corbelled parapet with gable
cross. East window of 3 lights above apron with blind quatrefoils.
Corbel-table to coped gable with cross.

Interior: nave arcades double-chamfered, octagonal piers.
Chancel arch: tripartite responds and carved capitals to moulded arch.
Decorative roof trusses with cusped-headed panels. Brass dated 1616
to south of chancel arch: to John Darley of Kilnhurst, depicts 4 sons
and 4 daughters kneeling before his coffin. Wall monument dated 1667
in north aisle: to Maria, daughter of Thomas Wentworth; inscribed plaque
flanked by Corinthian columns beneath broken pediment with heraldic device.
Cross base and shaft beneath tower, probably C12 (Ryder).

P. M. Cater, A History of St. Mary's Church Rawmarsh, 1981.

P. F. Ryder, Saxon Churches in South Yorkshire, 1982, pp116-117.


Listing NGR: SK4359095927

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