CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL SAINTS AND ADJOINING STONE WALL TO WEST SIDE OF CHURCHYARD

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1151170
Date first listed:
18-Apr-1985
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL SAINTS AND ADJOINING STONE WALL TO WEST SIDE OF CHURCHYARD, CHURCH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL SAINTS AND ADJOINING STONE WALL TO WEST SIDE OF CHURCHYARD, CHURCH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Barnsley (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Great Houghton
National Grid Reference:
SE 43041 06536

Details

SE40NW GREAT HOUGHTON CHURCH SWEEP, (east side) 3/41 Church of St. Michael and All Saints and adjoining stone wall to west side of churchyard (formerly listed as 'Parish Church , no dedication')

II*

Presbyterian chapel now church. c1650, C20 addition. Reputedly for Sir Edward Rhodes of Great Houghton Hall. Ashlar sandstone, weathered and part rendered; C20 tile roof. Nave and chancel in one, west porch, C20 flat-roofed addition to north-east corner. Single-storey, 5 bays (internal). Chamfered plinth, large quoins. All windows with double- chamfered surrounds to 3 round-headed lights with transom, plain leaded glass. Continuous dripmould, cavetto-moulded oversailing course beneath parapet with round-headed merlons which are grouped to form central feature on side walls and rise in crow-steps at each gable. West entrance front: low matching porch has C20 door in quoined surround with moulded impost linked to hoodmould over 2-piece arched lintel. Main gable has ashlar bellcote with moulded plinth and shaped gabled head. North front: blocked doorway to left of centre preserves remains of a cross-boarded door set within surround as west porch. To right two 3-light windows, to left a matching window reset in return wall of C20 addition. South front: a 3-light window to nave and to chancel, to left a blocked matching doorway. East window set beneath heraldic emblem of helm and mantling in recessed panel. Interior: exposed roof has 5 C17 king-post trusses with raking struts and braces to ridge. 2 rows of Cl7 box pews with carved upper panels and acorn knob finials. Carved, octagonal C17 pulpit with sounding board. Perimeter wall to west end of churchyard: approximately 30 metre length of stone wall adjoining west porch; triangular coping built-up in 2 courses, included for group value. Passed out of non-conformist use in C19 to become chapel of ease to Darfield church. N. Pevsner, B.O.E., plate 16A, (photo taken before C20 addition). C. Stell, 'Great Houghton Chapel', Archaeological Journal, vol 137, 1980, p400.

Listing NGR: SE4304106536

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
333669
Legacy System:
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Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding, (1967)
'Archaeological Journal' in Archaeological Journal, , Vol. 137, (1980), 400

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 19 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/12785/27
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