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IoE Number: 333661
Location: CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, HIGH STREET (south side)
Photographer: Mr John Kril
Date Photographed: 02 March 2002
Date listed: 23 August 1963
Date of last amendment: 23 August 1963
Grade I

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SE40SEDEARNEHIGH STREET(south side),Bolton upon Dearne7/33Church of St. Andrew

SE40SE DEARNE HIGH STREET (south side), Bolton upon Dearne 7/33 Church of St. Andrew 23.8.63 I Church. Saxon nave incorporating arcade c1200, C14 chancel and north aisle, C15-C16 tower, C19 north chapel and vestry with C20 addition. Ashlar sandstone tower, irregular rubble sandstone nave, elsewhere a mixture of dressed sandstone and ashlar, C20 tile roof to nave (chancel roof not visible). 3-stage west tower, 2-bay nave with north aisle, 2-bay chancel, north chapel with additions to north side. Tower: Perpendicular. Chamfered plinth with wave-moulded band above. Diagonal offset buttresses to lower 2 stages. West door in deeply-chamfered round-arched surround with hoodmould. Above a 3-light window with panel tracery, dripmould raised over window. Clock on returns of 2nd stage. String course below and above belfry openings of 2 uncusped lights with transom and crude panel-tracery heads. Embattled parapet and crocketted corner pinnacles. Nave: south side shows most of visible Saxon work. Long and short quoins to lower part of west corner and to most of east corner. To left a blocked Saxon doorway with quoined surround retaining imposts and lowest voussoirs, within the opening the lower part of an inserted medieval doorway. The heads of both openings destroyed by insertion of a 2-light Y-tracery window with hoodmould. Vestiges of a narrower Saxon doorway exist to right,the upper part destroyed by a large 4-light Perpendicular window now much cemented over but retaining some cusped lights. Between the windows a small Saxon window pierced through a single slab: round- headed opening with shallow rebated moulding. Upper wall of nave now with cavetto-moulded course beneath embattled parapet. Saxon quoins also seen at north-west corner of nave. North aisle: 4 offset buttresses, easternmost C19. Blocked doorway to right with quadrant-moulded arch much rendered. 2 square-headed 3-light mullion windows to left, probably C17. Chancel lower, set back on south side: lower wall irregular snecked rubble, coursed dressed stone above. Added central buttress and diagonal buttress to east end. Blocked priest's door to left of centre has 4-centred arch with hoodmould. To left a tall square-headed 3-light mullion window with deeply-chamfered reveals, similar window to right. Cavetto-moulded course beneath parapet with moulded copings. East window C14, restored: 3 trefoil-headed lights with 3 quatrefoils over. To right a corniced wall monument, much weathered. North chapel: reconstructed mid C19 with east window to match chancel. On north side a 2-light Y-tracery window with C20 addition to left and C19 vestry to right with doorway beyond. Medieval slab inscribed with circled cross built into vestry gable. Interior: tall pointed tower arch, chamfered. 2-bay arcade has semicircular responds with ½-octagonal abaci, circular pier with octagonal abacus decorated with primitive crockets. Recessed-chamfered pointed arches. Chancel arch double-chamfered. Broad 4-centred archway to north chapel has short circular responds with moulded capitals, double-quadrant moulded arch. Pointed doorway to west with broad chamfer to chapel side. Simple trefoil-headed piscina at east end of south wall, semi-octagonal bowl much plastered over. Ryder (1982) notes several pieces of medieval sculpture re-used in the tower as well as an unusual lozenge frieze in the ringing chamber. C18 pulpit: hexagonal with marquetry panels. Plans and full description in: P. F. Ryder, Saxon Churches of South Yorkshire, South Yorkshire County Archaeological Monograph No 2, 1982, pp17-24.

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