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Chapel of Our Lady

A Grade I Listed Building in Boston Castle, Rotherham

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Latitude: 53.4327 / 53°25'57"N

Longitude: -1.3582 / 1°21'29"W

OS Eastings: 442740

OS Northings: 393069

OS Grid: SK427930

Mapcode National: GBR LXYR.R6

Mapcode Global: WHDDC.3ZJB

Entry Name: Chapel of Our Lady

Listing Date: 19 October 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1132738

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335645

Location: Rotherham, S60

County: Rotherham

Electoral Ward/Division: Boston Castle

Built-Up Area: Rotherham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Rotherham

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

(north side)
5/13 Chapel of
19.10.51 Our Lady
Bridge chapel. 1483, exterior restored 1924, interior restored 1980.
Deeply-coursed, ashlar sandstone; roof not visible. Small gable-entry building
set on north side of Rotherham Bridge (q.v.). Perpendicular with C20 tracery
in keeping. Single-storey with undercroft, 1 x 2 bays. Entrance front: moulded
plinth band interrupted by moulded, Tudor-arched doorway with hoodmould; small
slit window to its right; small 2-light window with hoodmould above. Peaked
string course beneath embattled parapet with crocketed pinnacles. Opposite gable:
slit window to undercroft flanked by offset buttresses. Plinth band continues
from entrance front beneath 4-light window with hoodmould, parapet as front has
apex pinnacle. Side walls each with two 3-light windows with hoodmoulds.
Interior: unimproved undercroft with remains of cell doors. C20 interior.
Probably founded by Archbishop Thomas Rotherham. In 1483 John Bokying bequeathed
3s 4d to the fabric of the chapel to be built on Rotherham Bridge (Hey). Used as
an almshouse before serving as town jail in 1779 (doors preserved in undercroft), used
as private house from 1826 but became tobacconist's shop from 1888-1913.
Reconsecrated 1924.
D. Hey, 'Rotherham Bridge', Archaeological Journal, vol 137, 1980, p430.
P. F. Ryder, Medieval Buildings of Yorkshire, 1982, p82 (plate).

Listing NGR: SK4274093067

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