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Rotherham (Metropolitan Authority)
Thorpe Salvin
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SK 52046 81151


THORPE SALVIN HARTHILL ROAD SK58SW (north side) 5/88 Church of St. Peter 29.7.66 GV I

Church. C12 with C14 chancel and chapel, tower heightened C15, C19 organ chamber. Ashlar and rubble limestone, lead and Welsh slate roofs. West tower, 2-bay nave with south porch and north aisle, 2-bay chancel with gabled south organ chamber and separately-roofed north chapel. Tower: chamfered plinth and moulded band; buttresses to east, that on north side extended as a stack. 3-light west window, offset to north, has cusped pointed lights in hollow- chamfered surround with hoodmould; slit windows to internal stair on right. String course and offset beneath pointed 2-light belfry openings with louvres and hoodmoulds. String course with central gargoyles beneath embattled parapet with crocketed corner pinnacles. Nave: porch on left has arch-braced principal- rafter truss in gable; excellent C12 south door within has renewed outer shafts and keeled inner shafts to scalloped and crocketed capitals, 3-order round arch deeply-carved with zig-zag, pellet ornament and foiled lobes. 2 nave windows on right have tracery with 3 lights stepped beneath an ogee arch within a cusped pointed arch, the openings double-chamfered and square-headed. Two chamfered, mullioned clerestorey windows of 2 lights. North aisle: chamfered plinth; buttress to west and between two 3-light windows with hollow-chamfered surrounds, Tudor-arched heads and hoodmoulds; blocked ogee-headed north door; clerestorey as south. Chancel: ashlar organ-chamber projection has square- headed window of 2 ogee lights. To chancel on left a quoined lancet window with low transom and hoodmould. Angle buttresses flank 3-light east window with reticulated tracery; east gable copings with clock beneath stepped plinth to stylised apex cross. North chapel in Decorated style has chamfered and moulded plinth, diagonal buttresses and string course beneath sills of two 2-light north windows with north door on right having moulded surround and ogee arch with finials. Corbel table to battered parapet which carries across east gable above pointed 2-light window . Interior: tower arch with shafted responds, scalloped capitals and pointed, moulded arch with zig-zag ornament. North arcade with octagonal pier and round responds with waterleaf to square capitals, 2-order round arches. Nave roof C16 with moulded, cambered tie beams with bosses, short king posts and moulded purlins. Into north chapel an asymmetrical double-chamfered arch set on corbels. Chancel arch: round responds with keeled shaft in west angle, moulded round arch. Pointed double- chamfered arch into north chapel, the responds 1/2-round with nailhead ornament. C19 double-chamfered arch into organ chamber. 3-seat sedilia with chamfered shafts, ogee heads and castellated cresting. Chancel roof probably C17 with cambered tie beams to 3 moulded principal-rafter trusses. Trefoil-headed piscina in north chapel, the roof as chancel but partly underdrawn. Fittings: remarkable Norman font bearing representations of a baptism and of the 4 seasons under round-headed arches (described and illustrated elsewhere: Pevsner p514, plate 266). Monuments: to Katherine Sandford (d1461) an incised alabaster slab in the chancel floor. Above the sedilia a monument with affronted kneelers in recess beneath segmental pediment with arms, they are Hercy Sandford (d1582) and wife. Similar monument opposite to Roger Portington (d. c1604) and wife. N. Pevsner. B.O.E. 1967 ed. Good drawing of font also in J. Hunter, South Yorkshire: The History and Topography of the Deanery of Doncaster, 1828-31.

Listing NGR: SK5204881152


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Books and journals
Hunter, J, South Yorkshire: The History and Topography of the Deanery of Doncaster, (1831)
Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding, (1967)


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: 22 Jan 2002
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