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Barnsley (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 31110 09915


SE 31 09 DARTON CHURCH STREET (South side)

8/81 Church of All Saints 13.11.63


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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Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding, (1967)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 21 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/14593/09
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