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Rotherham (Metropolitan Authority)
North and South Anston
National Grid Reference:
SK 51964 83704


NORTH AND SOUTH ANSTON SHEFFIELD ROAD SK58SW (south side), South Anston 5/70 Church of St. James 29.7.66 I

Church. C14 with C15 tower and clerestorey, restored 1886 and 1890. Ashlar and dressed limestone, lead and green slate roofs. West tower, 3-bay aisled nave with south porch, 2-bay chancel with single-bay south vestry in overlap of aisle. Tower: Perpendicular style. Chamfered plinth and moulded band. Diagonal buttresses flank west door offset to the north and having moulded, hollow-chamfered surround and hoodmould; 3-light window over has cusped, pointed lights and hoodmould; slit windows to internal stair on right. Large iron clock faces to north and west. String course beneath pointed 2-light belfry openings with louvres; another beneath embattled octagonal parapet with buttresses rising as crocketed corner pinnacles. Recessed octagonal spire with weathervane. Nave: gabled porch to bay 1 has double-chamfered south door with hoodmould. Buttresses between other bays having square-headed 3-light windows with restored Decorated-style tracery and deep hoodmoulds; plainly-coped parapets. C15 clerestorey has 2-light windows with ogee lights beneath square heads, hoodmould with good head-and animal-carved stops; embattled parapet with crocketed pinnacles. Chancel: narrower. Overlapping south vestry addition has snecked walling and window in style as nave as is south chancel window. C14 east window of 5 lights with flowing tracery and hoodmould. Pointed, 2-light north windows. East gable copings with cross. Interior: double-chamfered tower arch rises from chamfered, quoined jambs. 3-bay north and south arcades: octagonal north piers and imposts with simple capitals, south piers are quatrefoil and have moulded capitals; double-chamfered arches. Arched recesses in north and south aisle walls, that to north with C14 monument. Original C14 east window of south aisle preserved in-situ, also in south aisle an elaborate double piscina with ogee-headed openings. Chancel: double-chamfered arch on half-quatrefoil responds. C14 sedilia: 3 seats divided by slender, chamfered shafts, moulded arches beneath castellated cresting. Fittings:carved reredos depicting last supper, 1900. Monuments: in north aisle recess, an effigial slab of lady with small daughter by her side, her pillow held by angels whilst another reaches down to the child. Brass to east of vestry door to Mary Hutton (d 1662).

Listing NGR: SK5196483702


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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: 10 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/07465/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Paul Eggleston. Source Historic England Archive
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