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Church of St Alban

A Grade II Listed Building in Wickersley, Rotherham

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Latitude: 53.4196 / 53°25'10"N

Longitude: -1.2817 / 1°16'54"W

OS Eastings: 447834

OS Northings: 391666

OS Grid: SK478916

Mapcode National: GBR MXHW.9W

Mapcode Global: WHDDL.89XS

Plus Code: 9C5WCP99+V8

Entry Name: Church of St Alban

Listing Date: 29 March 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1193491

English Heritage Legacy ID: 336009

ID on this website: 101193491

Location: St Alban's Church, Wickersley, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66

County: Rotherham

Civil Parish: Wickersley

Built-Up Area: Rotherham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wickersley St Alban

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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(north side)
2/134 Church of St. Alban
Church. C15 and C19. Ashlar and dressed sandstone, Welsh slate roof. West
tower, 3-bay nave with lean-to vestry in north-west angle with tower, 2-bay
chancel with north organ chamber. Tower: 4 stages, lower 3 stages C15 in
Perpendicular style, upper stage added C19 in same style. Chamfered plinth
and moulded band; pointed-arched door in south side. Offset diagonal
buttresses flank 3-light west window with hoodmould. String courses to each
stage, 3rd stage has blocked belfry window of 2 cusped lights with hoodmould.
Tall C19 upper stage with blocked 2-light west window; north and south
windows of both C15 and C19 belfry stages are louvred. String course with
corner gargoyles and waterspouts beneath embattled parapet with 8 crocketed
pinnacles. Nave: 1834-36. Chamfered plinth. Central bay breaks forward and
has moulded sill band to tall transomed 2-light window with Y-tracery
beneath pointed head with hoodmould; outer bays have similar windows without
hoods. Cornice and parapet with roll-moulded copings rising to peak over
embattled central gable; hipped roof. Added vestry has 3-light mullioned
window. Chancel: 1886. Lower. Blocked south priest's door with pointed
arch and hoodmould; C18 and C19 headstones in wall on right beneath two
cusped 1-light windows with square hoodmoulds having uncarved stops. More
headstones beneath east window of 3 cusped lights with Tudor-arched head
having head-carved stops to hoodmould. Shaped kneelers and gable copings
with apex cross.
Interior: double-chamfered tower arch. Nave windows have hoodmoulds with
head-carved stops; corbels to vaulted aisles rising to central flat ceiling
with gilded bosses. Chamfered, pointed chancel arch. Stained glass: 1880-89
mostly by H. M. Barnett of Newcastle. Monuments: C17 and C18 brasses on
plaque beneath tower. Grave slab in north aisle to Roger de Wickersley
(d1472) and wife Margaret, inscription in early English around family arms;
to north-east of nave are 3 wall tablets to the Yates family of Wickersley
Hall by Smith of Sheffield. Benefactions board beneath tower. The rest of
the C15 church was demolished in 1833.

Listing NGR: SK4783491666

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