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Rotherham (Metropolitan Authority)
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SK 56216 88460


FIRBECK NEW ROAD SK58NE (north side) 3/15 Church of St Martin


Church. Rebuilt 1820, north aisle added 1844, enlarged 1887 for Henry Gladwyn Jebb by E. I. Hubbard of Rotherham, tower added 1900 in Jebb's memory. Ashlar limestone, slate roofs. 4-bay nave with south porch, north aisle and north-west tower, 2-bay chancel with apse. Nave: chamfered plinth, gabled buttresses to east and west and between windows have chamfered arrises. Gabled porch to bay 2 has chamfered round arch with hoodmould, niche with figure of St. Peter beneath roll-moulded gable copings with cross. Other bays with 3-lancet-light windows having shafted jambs and mullions and round-arched heads. Eaves cornice. Gable copings and crosses as porch. Tower set to rear described from west. Nave west window as south has buttress on right and single lancet over. Tower on left with angle buttress strips and round-arched window with similar paired windows over, hoodmoulds on brackets; string course beneath belfry arcade with shafts, louvres and zig- zag-moulded round arches beneath shared hoodmoulds; corbel table to corniced parapet; pyramidal lead roof with weather vane. Chancel: lower and narrower. South window as nave, sundial on right inscribed 'Erected A.D. 1821'. Round-headed 1-light windows to each face of apse, hoodmoulds. Corbel table to eaves, east cross at hip. Interior: north arcade of 1887 with scalloped capitals to round arches of 2 orders, end arches smaller; round chancel arch of same date. Monuments: at east end of north aisle to John West (d 1659) and wife Frances (d 1657) with Latin inscription in recess beneath archivolt. North aisle wall: 2 C19 wall monuments to the Knight family of Langold. South chancel wall: to Fidelia Knight (d 1671), inscribed black slab in bayleaf architrave. Stone benefactions slab at west end of nave, varous hatchments. Other monuments and fuller history detailed in: C. Stocks, Firbeck and the Three Estates, 1979, pp 38-51.

Listing NGR: SK5621688460


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Stocks, C , Firbeck and the Three Estates, (1979), 38-51


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: 27 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04541/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Paul Eggleston. Source Historic England Archive
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