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Latitude: 53.3882 / 53°23'17"N
Longitude: -1.2241 / 1°13'26"W
OS Eastings: 451702
OS Northings: 388206
OS Grid: SK517882
Mapcode National: GBR MYW8.S4
Mapcode Global: WHDDT.53CD
Entry Name: Church of All Saints
Listing Date: 29 March 1968
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1193267
English Heritage Legacy ID: 335984
Location: Laughton-en-le-Morthen, Rotherham, S25
Civil Parish: Laughton-en-le-Morthen
Built-Up Area: Laughton en le Morthen
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Laughton-en-le-Morthen and Throapham
Church of England Diocese: Sheffield
This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 06/02/2017
SK 58 NW,
CHURCH CORNER (north side),
Church of All Saints
(Parish formerly listed as: Thurcroft)
Church. Saxon north porticus, C12 chancel, otherwise mostly late C14; mid
C19 restoration by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Ashlar limestone partly lined
with sandstone; rubblework to earlier parts; lead roofs. West tower with
north porticus, 3-bay aisled nave with porch to overlap against south side of
tower, 2-bay chancel with north organ chamber in extension of aisle, north
vestry. Perpendicular style retaining some Decorated motifs.
Tower: tall plinth of chamfered and moulded bands, full-height angle
buttresses with shaped offsets. Transomed 3-light west window with cusped
and ogee lights beneath a 4-centred arch with hoodmould. Slit windows to the
ringing chamber; offset beneath paired 2-light belfry openings with louvres,
hoodmoulds and dividing buttresses. Corners of tower cant back to form an
octagonal, embattled parapet with angle buttresses rising as crocketed
pinnacles and with flying buttresses linking to a crocketed octagonal spire
before rising as pinnacles.
Saxon porticus against north side of tower has its north and west walls intact with a C12 segmentally-arched north doorway inserted within a Saxon round arch of two orders, the inner with imposts, the outer with plinth blocks and capital blocks to pilastered jambs and with round-arched hoodmould worked on the voussoirs.
Nave: gabled porch to aisle on left, its inner doorway with shafted jambs to pointed arch with hoodmould rising to a crocketed pinnacle. Moulded plinth, buttresses between bays with square-headed windows of three ogee lights beneath hoodmoulds with head-carved stops; moulded oversailing course beneath parapet with roll-moulded copings and C19 flue on left; nave parapet as aisle. North windows as south with
animal and full-figure stops to the hoodmouds. Chancel: C12 rubblework
heightened late C15. Narrow C19 priest's door with flat buttress on left and
remains of C12 window above; pointed 3-light window to left and 3-light
window on right with 4-centred arch. 5-light east window set above a C12
buttress and string course and flanked by buttresses of same date. C17 or
C18 north vestry with double-chamfered single-light window; chamfered,
round-headed window to chancel wall above.
INTERIOR: double-chamfered arches to north, east and south of tower, the
vault with ribs and tiercerons. North arcade: probably re-used cylindrical
piers of c1190 with differing capitals and 2-order pointed arches with
chamfered and moulded orders, hoodmoulds rise from angel corbels; C14 eastern
respond of north arcade has tripled shafts and fillets and knight carved on
the hoodstop. South arcade: late C14; octagonal piers with moulded bases and
capitals; arches and hoodmoulds as north arcade. No chancel arch. Piscina
in south aisle with round-arched head. Triangular-headed piscina in chancel,
composed of re-used stones; round-arched sedilia on its right. Dado of
Perpendicular ashlar rood screen with castellation; section of matching
parclose screen refixed against south side of chancel. Medieval altar slab
at east end of south aisle has five incised crosses. C14 font, beneath tower:
octagonal with tracery motifs to castellated top. Monuments: 1696 brass over
vestry door to Johannes Mirfin; above on right are two affronted kneelers set
on corbels flanking a plain slab with shields. At west end of north aisle a
cartouche of 1702 with skulls, cherubs, drapes and vase. Various other C17
and C18 wall monuments, also early C17 floor slabs beneath the altar. Late
C15 cross slab now near font, others in the floor, detailed elsewhere (Ryder, p81).
Outstanding church of the region, both for its Saxon north door and for the quality of its late C14 rebuilding.
N. Pevsner, B.0.E., 1967 ed, p300-301.
P. Ryder, Saxon Churches in South Yorkshire, County Archaeology Monograph No
2, 1982 pp71-83 and plate VIII.
Listing NGR: SK5170088206
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