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Doncaster (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 58140 03989


TOWN OF DONCASTER BECKETT ROAD SE 50 SE (south side) Wheatley 3/3 4.5.88 CHURCH OF ST MARY


Church. 1885 by Lord Grimthorpe, 1912 chancel. Rock-faced ashlar with plain ashlar dressings and clay tile roof. 6-bay aisled nave with eastern porch and bellcote, narrow single-bay western chancel with flanking vestries. Moulded plinth and continuous sill stringcourse throughout, sill broken by quoined offset buttresses between each bay and similar set back buttresses to each corner. Wide gabled east elevation has projecting low porch, with offset angle buttresses, to centre. This has pointed moulded arch with inner roll mould on nookshafts and hoodmould with head stops. To either side of porch are single trefoil-headed lancets with hoods. Eaves stringcourse, and parapet with moulded copings and central gablet. Gablet with 3 stepped blind lancets. Inner door similar to outer arch but with two orders. Above porch to centre are three adjoining stepped lancets with trefoil heads and continuous hoodmould. Similar lower single lancets to sides. Gableted bellcote to ridge has 4-centred arched bell opening and blind quatrefoil in gable. Nave elevations have large paired trefoil-headed lancets to each bay, west bay of south elevation has pointed doorcase with double roll-moulded arch on paired nookshafts below the reduced lancets. Bracketed eaves. Stone coped gables on moulded kneelers. Chancel has large pointed 3-light geometric traceried west window with hoodmould with beast-stops. South vestry has two trefoil-headed lancets to south and. single one to west, with Caernavon arched door below eastern lancet. Northern vestry similar but single bay. Interior has 5-bay north and south arcades of tall thin banded cast iron columns supporting pointed timber arches and arched braced roof trusses. Tall pointed stone chancel arch flanked by similar lower arches. Moulded stone sill stringcourse to windows. C19 Decorated style timber screen to east end of church. Circular stone font with wooden cover. Carved 1912 reredos and choir stalls. East window c1912 by Dudley Foster (cartoon in the church).

Listing NGR: SE5814003989


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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: 20 Sep 2006
Reference: IOE01/15658/35
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Clayton. Source Historic England Archive
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