The Churches of Britain and Ireland

  South Yorkshire

Abbeydale, Sheffield - see Sheffield.
Adwick-le-Street, St. Laurence (or St. Lawrence, according to source consulted). The church has fabric from the 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries, and underwent restorations in 1862 and 1875. SE 541 086. Peter Fowler. Another view, Bill Henderson. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church. SE 538 087. Bill Henderson.
Adwick-on-Dearne, St. John. Bill Henderson. SE 471 015.
Arksey, All Saints. Bill Henderson. SE 579 069.
Armthorpe, St. Leonard and St. Mary. Graeme Harvey. Two alternative views - 1, 2.  Both James Murray. Methodist Church. Graeme Harvey. Our Lady of Sorrows and St. Francis of Assissi (R.C.). Graeme Harvey. Armthorpe New Life Church meets in Armthorpe Community Centre. James Murray.
Askern, St. Peter. SE 562 137. Link. Methodist Church. Link. Both Bill Henderson. Church of the Blessed English Martyrs (R.C.). Another view. SE 561 134. Both Bill Henderson (2013).
Aston-cum-Aughton, All Saints. Another view. SK 468 852. Both Bill Henderson (2011). Link.
Auckley, Methodist Church on Main Street. It was built as Wesleyan in 1832, as the date-stone attests. SE 650 012. Both Howard Richter (2016). Link.
Austerfield, St. Helena. Graeme Harvey.

Balby, St. John the Evangelist. Sacred Heart (R.C.). Both Bill Henderson. Alder Grove Methodist Church on Warmsworth Road. Map evidence indicates that it was built between 1930 and 1937. SE 560 011. Howard Richter (2016). Link.
Barnburgh, St. Peter. Bill Henderson. SE 484 032. Link.
Barnby Dun, St. Peter & St. Paul. SE 314 097. Bill Henderson. Methodist Church (1875 - date-stone), built as Primitive Methodist Connexion. Another view.  SE 617 092. All Howard Richter (2013). Link.
Bawtry, St. Nicholas. SK 653 930. Bill Henderson. Grade I listed - link. Methodist Church, originally Wesleyan. It was preceded by an older chapel of 1806 which survives, and is listed Grade II here. Steve Bulman. Chapel (almost certainly the one described in Pevsner as "Hospital Chapel"). Inscription above the door. Both Steve Bulman. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1862) on Station Road, now in use as a theatre. Two additional views - 1, 2. SK 653 932. All Howard Richter (2012). Link, which says that it was in use as a theatre since at least 1948.
Beighton, St. Mary. Peter Fowler.
Bentley, Doncaster.
Bolton on Dearne, St. Andrew the Apostle. Stan Walker. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Forbester. Grade I listed.
Bradfield, St. Nicholas on Jane Street. Interior view. SK 267 925. Both David Regan (2010). Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the pulpit and lectern, all Mike Berrell (2013). Link. Grade I listed. Monastery of the Holy Spirit (R.C., Discalced Carmelite nuns) on Kirk Edge Road. Two interior views - 1, 2. SK 285 922. All Mike Berrell (2013). Link.
Braithwaite (near Kirk Bramwith), the former Methodist Church, built as Wesleyan in 1877, and now in secular use. Another view. SE 619 124. Both Howard Richter (2013).
Braithwell, St. James. SK 530 947. Bill Henderson. Grade II* listed.
Brodsworth, St. Michael and All Angels. SE 507 073. Bill Henderson.
Broomhill, Sheffield - see Sheffield.
Burghwallis, St. Helen. SE 537 120. Bill Henderson.

Cadeby, St. John the Evangelist (cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust). Bill Henderson. Link.
Campsall, St. Mary Magdalene, a fine and interesting church. Another view. Both Bill Henderson. SE 544 141.
Cantley, St. Wilfred. SE 6185 0144. Bill Henderson. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Kenneth Paver (2011). Link, with a good history (pdf) here. Grade II* listed, from which we learn that there is fabric of the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries, with a restoration by Sir G.G. Scott in 1874, and a further restoration, including adding the north aisle, by Comper in 1892-4.
Carcroft, St. Michael and all the Angels. St. George and the English Martyrs (R.C.). Both Bill Henderson.
Carlton, St. John the Evangelist. Bill Henderson. Another view. Steve Bulman.
Cawthorne, All Saints. Two further views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2011). Link.
Conisbrough, St. Peter. Bill Henderson. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Link. An old engraving showing the "Old Church". I think it unlikely that it is St. Peter (see the link for an extensive history). Howard Richter has been considering this, and he agrees that it isn't St. Peter - in fact he reckons that the tower to the right of the castle in the distance is St. Peter. The position of the ruin across the river from the castle implies that it lay in what was then Sprotbrough (now Cadeby). Possibly a chapel of ease suggests Martin. He thinks the site may now lie beneath the site of Cadeby colliery or the associated railways (now also closed and levelled). From the Colin Waters Collection.

Dalton, Holy Trinity. Jonathan Dabs. Link.
Darfield, All Saints. Another view. SE 418 043. Both Bill Henderson (2012). Valley Methodist Church. Bill Henderson. Darfield Methodist Church. SE 414 043. Bill Henderson (2012).
Darton, dedicated to All Saints. Bill Henderson.
Denaby, St. Alban. Bill Henderson.
Dodworth, St. John the Baptist. David Regan (2011). Link.
Dore, Sheffield - see Sheffield.
Dunscroft, St. Edwin. Bill Henderson.

Ecclesfield, Sheffield - see Sheffield.
Edlington (Old and New), Doncaster - see Doncaster.
Elsecar, Holy Trinity. SE 386 002. Bill Henderson (2011).

Fenwick, the demolished St. John. This is a photo of a photo on the notice board near the extant lych-gate. This photo Howard Richter (2013). The same notice board also has a list of incumbents, and a little history, from which - the church was built in 1851, and demolished in 1978. The graveyard within which the church stood is still in use - this view is taken looking along the north wall of the graveyard, and the church would have stood between here and the lych-gate in the background, long axis parallel with the wall. SE 590 150. All Howard Richter (2013). Link. The former Wesleyan Chapel has been converted for residential use. Another view. SE 595 162. The building probably dates from the 1896 (evidence from extremely worn date-stones - example). It certainly existed by 1905, when it shows on a map of that year, but not on the earlier edition of 1890-3, which does show an earlier chapel nearby - this doesn't seem to have survived. This chapel was home to the congregation of St. John after it was demolished, but the chapel was sold in 1993. Howard Richter (2013).
Finningley, Holy Trinity and St. Oswald. Another view. Both Mike Forbester. Link. Grade I listed.
Firbeck, St. Martin. Another view. Both David Regan (2011). Link.
Fishlake, St. Cuthbert. Bill Henderson. Link.
Frickley, dedicated to All Saints. Bill Henderson.
Fulwood, Sheffield - see Sheffield.

Gawber, St. Thomas. Bill Henderson.
Great Houghton, Methodist Church. Bill Henderson.
Grimethorpe, St. Luke the Evangelist. Link. Pentecostal Church. Both Bill Henderson.

Harthill, All Hallows. Bill Henderson.
Hatfield, St. Lawrence. Bill Henderson. Former Chapel, now a private residence. Janet Gimber's research has revealed that this was built as Wesleyan in 1835, and was still showing on OS maps of 1992 as a chapel, and so probably closed after then. James Murray.
Hatfield Woodhouse, Methodist Church. Bill Henderson.
Haywood, now a private residence. Bill Henderson. Thanks to George Weston for advising that this was All Saints.
Hexthorpe, St. Jude. Link. Methodist Church. Link. Both Bill Henderson.
High Hoyland, the former All Hallows, which for many years has been an art gallery. Another view. Both David Regan (2011). Link.
Hickleton, St. Wilfred. Bill Henderson.
High Melton, St. James. Another view. Both Bill Henderson.
Hollow Meadow, Methodist Church. Gerard Charmley (2012).
Hooton Pagnall, All Saints. Bill Henderson. Two interior views - a column detail, and the pulpit, both Kenneth Paver.
Hooton Roberts, St. John. Bill Henderson. Another view. Jonathan Dabs.
Hoyland, St. Peter. Bill Henderson. St. Helen (R.C.). SE 369 005. Michael Bourne.
Hoylandswaine, St. John the Evangelist. Bill Henderson. The former Beathel Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1807) - Beathel is the correct spelling! Gerard Charmley.

Kirk Bramwith, St. Mary. SE 619 117. Bill Henderson (2013). Link.
Kirk Sandall, Church of the Good Shepherd. Graeme Harvey. St. Oswald, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Another view. Both Mike Forbester. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Kiveton Park, Methodist Church. SK 475829. Bill Henderson.

Laughton en le Morthen, All Saints. Bill Henderson.
Letwell, St. Peter. Bill Henderson.

Maltby, St. Bartholomew. Bill Henderson. Link. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church on Blyth Road, Janet Gimber (2018). St. Mary Magdalene (R.C.) on Carlyle Road and Morrell Street. Janet Gimber (2018). Link. The former Church of the Ascension on Firth Crescent, now converted to residential use. Janet Gimber (2018). Beneath these modern houses lies the site of a Congregational Church. The church still shows on a 1983 map. Janet Gimber (2018). The ruins of Roche Abbey, James Murray. Link.
Marr, St. Helen. Bill Henderson.
Millhouses, Sheffield - see Sheffield.
Monk Bretton, St. Paul. Bill Henderson.
Mosborough, Sheffield - see Sheffield.
Moss, the site of a demolished Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, on Trumfleet Lane and Pinfold Lane, now occupied by a house (Chapel Cottage). From map evidence, it was built before 1849/50, when the survey was conducted for the 1854 O.S. map. SE 598 141. It was presumably closed when the nearby successor Wesleyan chapel of circa 1900 was opened, also on Trumfleet Lane. This too has been demolished, or perhaps extensively re-modelled (the pale coloured house) following closure in 1972 .SE 598 142. Both Howard Richter (2014).

New Bentley and Toll Bar, St. Philip & St. James. Bill Henderson.

Oughtibridge, The Church of the Ascension on Church Street. SK 305 932. Link. Wesleyan Reform Chapel (1854) on Church Street. SK 306 933. Link. U.R.C. on Low Road. This was originally Zion Congregational Chapel (1833 - date-stone). Another view. SK 308 933. All Mike Berrell (2013).

Oxspring, St. Aidan. SE 266 022. Steve Bulman.
Owston, the C11 All Saints on Stockbridge Lane. Sir George Gilbert Scott restored the chancel in the 1870's. SE 551 111. Bill Henderson. Interior view, Richard Roberts (2019). Grade I listed.

Penistone, St. John. Bill Henderson.

Ravensfield, St. James. Bill Henderson. Link.
Roche Abbey - see Maltby above.
Royston, St. John the Baptist. Bill Henderson.

Scawsby, St. Leonard & St. Jude. Bill Henderson.
Scawthorpe, St. Luke, an auxiliary chapel to St. Leonard and St. Jude at Scawsby. Bill Henderson.
Shafton, Methodist Church on Chapel Street. SE 391 110. Former chapel (now a private residence) on High Street. SE 391 108. Janet Gimber has advised that this was St. Hugh (CoE). Both Bill Henderson.
Sharrow, Sheffield - see Sheffield.
Silkstone, All Saints and St. James the Greater, Bill Henderson. Interior view, the east window, and a monument to victims of a coal-mining disaster, all Kenneth Paver. The former Ebenezer Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1876), now in use as a nursery. Gerard Charmley. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel, now in commercial use. Gerard Charmley.
Skelbrooke, St. Michael and All Angels. Bill Henderson.
South Anston, St. James. Bill Henderson. Another view. Peter Fowler. Another view. David Regan (2011). Link. Methodist Chapel. Bill Henderson. The Wesleyan Chapel. Bill Henderson.
Sprotbrough, St. Mary the Virgin. Link. Methodist Church. Both Bill Henderson. This old postcard (from Kevin Gordon's Collection) is clearly marked "Arksey Church", but it bears no similarity to Arksey church in South Yorkshire, and neither he nor I could find another Arksey. That indefatigable detective Janet Gimber has identified the church as St. Mary, Sprotbrough, so this is a faulty postcard. The former St. Edmund on Anchorage Lane was converted from agricultural buildings in the years following WWII. It was originally a mission from the Minster in Doncaster, but in more recent years, it came under St. Mary. It was closed in 2009. SE 5623 0393. Howard Richter (2012). Grade II listed.
Staincross, St. John the Evangelist. Bill Henderson.
Stainforth, St. Mary. Bill Henderson.
Stainton, St. Winifred. Pete Day.
Stocksbridge, St. Matthias. U.R.C. Both Bill Henderson.
Swallownest, Baptist Church on Millstone Hill. Bill Henderson (2011). Link.
Swinton, St. Margaret. St. John (Methodist). Both James Murray. Bethany Evangelical Church on the A6022 between Swinton and Mexborough. It belongs to the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches, and was established on or before 1897. The date-stone on the present church of 1923 implies an earlier church on this, or another site. SK 466 995. Howard Richter (2015). Link. Bowbroom Wesleyan Reform Church on Queen Street. There was an earlier chapel nearby at SK 4582 9971, which was built before 1904; the current one dates from the 1970's. Another view. SK 4585 9973. Both Howard Richter (2015). Link. Zion Gospel Mission Hall (Zion Christian Fellowship) on Charles Street. SK 4605 9910. Howard Richter (2015). Link (though it wasn't working when I tried).
Sykehouse, Holy Trinity. Link. The former Primitive Methodist Church (now in secular use). A stone dates the building to 1870. Both Bill Henderson.

Tankersley, St. Peter. Another view, and the tower. All David Regan (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Thorne, St. Nicholas. Bill Henderson. Methodist Church. James Murray. Primitive Methodist Centenary Church (1907). James Murray. Former Chapel (1893), now converted into flats. James Murray. Standing outside the village at SE 7175 1063 is the former Salem Methodist Chapel. The 1853-5 and 1893 maps shows it as Methodist New Connexion, and as "Methodist Ch" on the 1962 edition. The date-stones for 1833 and 1851. Howard Richter (2017).
Thorpe-in-Balne, the approximate site of the Jackson Fletcher Memorial Methodist Church. Absent from the 1896 OS map, and marked as Wesleyan Chapel (Wesleyan) on the 1906 OS map, it still shows (as Meth Ch) on the 1992 map, although it seems to have closed by, or before, 1980. Howard thinks it must have stood about where the two large gateposts show in the photo. SE 597 108. Howard Richter (2014).
Thorpe Salvin, St. Peter. Bill Henderson.
Throapham, St. John. Bill Henderson.
Thrybergh, St. Leonard. Bill Henderson. Link. St. Peter. Jonathan Dabs. Link. St. Gerard (R.C.). Jonathan Dabs. Link.
Thurcroft, St. Simon and St. Jude. SK 496 888. Thurcroft Christian Centre on Katherine Road. SK 493 889. Both Bill Henderson (2012).
Thurlstone, St. Saviour. Thurlstone & Millhouse Green Methodist Church. Both Bill Henderson. Providence Particular Baptist Chapel. Gerard Charmley (2013).
Thurnscoe, St. Helen. Central Hall Methodist Church. Both Bill Henderson.
Tickhill, St. Mary. SK 592 931. Bill Henderson. Another view, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, the chancel, the font, and a tomb, all David Regan (2016). Grade I listed.
Todwick, St. Peter and St. Paul. Bill Henderson.
Totley, Sheffield - see Sheffield.

Wadworth, St. John the Baptist. Pete Day. Link.
Wales, St. John the Baptist. Bill Henderson.
Walkley, Methodist Church. Peter Fowler.
Warmsworth, St. Peter (1939-42). SE 553 007. Bill Henderson. Grade II listing, which says that the church was built with the proceeds of the sale of an earlier "Victorian" church. This was at SE 5511 0123, and a "Streetview" shows the site with gravestones. In fact, as Howard Richter points out, although the previous church was indeed Victorian, or perhaps a little earlier, it had succeeded a medieval one, as registers commence in 1594, and the record of rectors commences in 1225. A directory of 1889 mentions it as a "modern" building, and says that there were building works in early 18th century, and on several occasions in the 19th. As the "Victorian" church was only demolished in 1946-8, there must be photos or illustrations somewhere. The former Wesleyan Reform Chapel on High Road. It has a foundation stone for 10 July 1937. SE 5462 0076. Howard Richter (2016). Spiritualist Church on Edlington Lane. SK 542 997. Howard Richter (2016).
Wath-on-Dearne, All Saints. Interior view, and the Lady Chapel. An unusual object in a local park - the top of the original spire of All Saints. When was it taken down? Link. The former St. James, which is in use as a squash club, but is currently (late 2009) for sale. Another view. St. Joseph (R.C.). Trinity Methodist Church.  All James Murray.
Wentworth, the ruins of Holy Trinity Old Church, now in he care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Two additional views - 1, 2. Link. Holy Trinity (1875-7). Link. All Chris Stafford (2014).
Wharncliffe Side, Methodist Church (1807; date-stone) on Main Road. SK 298 950. Both Mike Berrell (2013).
Wickersley, St. Alban. SK 478 916. Bill Henderson (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Wombwell, St. Mary. Methodist Church. The Primitive Methodist Henry Adams Memorial Church (disused). All Bill Henderson.
Woodlands, All Saints. St. Joseph & St. Teresa (R.C.) on Doncaster Lane and Welfare Road. SE 5425 0775. Link1. Link2. Both Bill Henderson.
Woodsetts, St. George. Another view - the apse. Both David Regan (2011).
Worrall, Independent Chapel (1878) on Towngate Road. SK 307 921. Mike Berrell (2013). Link (see Significant Buildings).
Worsborough, St. Mary. Bill Henderson.




30 July 2019

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