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IoE Number: 335551
Photographer: Mr David Clayton
Date Photographed: 09 April 2001
Date listed: 13 November 1962
Date of last amendment: 13 November 1962
Grade I

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SE40SWWATH UPON DEARNECHURCH STREET(north side)2/42Church of All Saints

SE40SW WATH UPON DEARNE CHURCH STREET (north side) 2/42 Church of All Saints 13.ll.62 GV I Church. C12 north arcades within earlier walling, lower part of tower also C12; nave and chancel rebuilt and added to in C13 and C14; tower heightened C14 or C15; nave re-roofed 1540; spire replaced 1714 restored and enlarged 1868 and 1920; C20 addition to north-east corner. Sandstone rubble to lower part of tower and to north chapel, otherwise ashlar. Lead roof to nave; tiles to chancel and aisles; stone slates to north chapel. West tower; 3½-bay aisled nave with south porch; 3-bay chancel with south organ chamber; north chapel with west aisle all roofed at right angles to main axis, north vestry. Tower: door on south side dated 1868. Band rises over door; stone clock face to right. Offset band and string course beneath clock. Blocked, round-arched, 2-light former belfry openings. 2-light Perpendicular belfry openings. Corner gargoyles and renewed, embattled parapet with crocketted pinnacles. Recessed octagonal spire. Nave: south porch: chamfered plinth and wave-moulded bandy buttresses flank double-quadrant- moulded doorway; raking parapet; rib-vaulted roof. Aisle has chamfered plinth and buttress between two 2-light windows with Y-tracery and hoodmoulds. Embattled parapet. Clerestorey: four 2-light windows all double-chamfered and square-headed. Embattled parapet. North aisle: plinth and wave-moulded band; buttresses between bays; two square-headed windows with ogee-headed lights; doorway to right. Chancel: C19 and C20 organ chamber breaks forward, has two 2-light Y-tracery windows; embattled parapet. Chancel south wall has lancet within rubble walling. East end of chancel rebuilt c1920: snecked wallstone; 5-light east window in Perpendicular style; coped gable with cross. North chapel: buttresses to angles and beneath north window. East wall has lancets flanking 2-light Y-tracery window, all with hoodmoulds. North window of 4 lancets beneath quatrefoil, hoodmould. Doorway and lancet to north end of west aisle; diagonal buttress to right. Interior: double-chamfered, pointed tower arch on semicircular responds with moulded capitals. North arcade: circular piers, scalloped capitals, cross-shaped abaci and round arches with single step. Restored doorway at east end with blocked rood door over. South arcade pointed and double- chamfered with ½ arch at west end. Splendid roof of 1540: cambered tie beams, bosses now painted and gilded. Chancel arch double-chamfered. 2-bay arcade to north chapel as nave north arcade; piscina in eastern respond. North chapel: west arcade with quatrefoil pier and keeled north respond Fittings: C19 benefactions board beneath tower. In nave: 2 brass chandeliers dated 1810, gift of Thomas Tuke. Chancel north wall: 1728 wall monument to George Ellis (d.1712). North chapel: 5 reused bench ends with running inscription including name 'John Saville' and dated 1576. Baluster-shaped font of 1726 with acanthus carving and Greek palindrome; turned-wood cover with iron handle and dove finial. Brass of 1767 on north wall. C14 parish chest. Other fittings mostly C19 including stone reredos of 1870 depicting Christ and two disciples in ogee-headed niche. Stained glass of 1892 by Clayton and Bell in north aisle and east windows of chapel. C. Ibbetson, The Story of the Church and Parsons of the Ancient Parish of All Saints Wath upon Dearne, 1979.

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