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Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Hoyland, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5026 / 53°30'9"N

Longitude: -1.4536 / 1°27'12"W

OS Eastings: 436342

OS Northings: 400791

OS Grid: SE363007

Mapcode National: GBR LW9Y.34

Mapcode Global: WHDD3.N716

Plus Code: 9C5WGG3W+2H

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 4 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1315062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333883

Location: Rockingham, Barnsley, S74

County: Barnsley

Electoral Ward/Division: Rockingham

Built-Up Area: Hoyland

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Nether Hoyland St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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SE30SE (south-east side)
Church of St. Peter
- II
Church. 1830 by Watson, Pritchett and Watson (Colvin p665). Deeply-coursed,
dressed sandstone, Welsh slate roof. Orientated north-east/south-west, ritual
orientation used here. West tower with lean-to north porch and south vestry,
4-bay nave and chancel in one with later north organ projection. Gothic Revival
style; offset buttresses, hoodmoulds, embattled parapets. Tower: string courses
between 3 offset stages. Diagonal buttresses rise as pinnacles with carved heads
and crockets. Cavetto-moulded 2-light west window with cusped, pointed head;
square-headed single-light window over; louvred 2-light belfry openings. Clocks
to north and south beneath peaked parapet. Recessed, octagonal, ashlar spire.
Lean-to north porch has Tudor-arched doorway, south vestry has later addition
with west door. Nave and chancel: cavetto-moulded plinth, buttresses between bays,
offset beneath 3-light windows which have leaded lights in cavetto-moulded surrounds
with cusped heads. Oversailing course, embattled parapet. Organ projection has
geometrical 2-light window and coped gable. Angle buttresses flank pointed, 4-light
east window; quatrefoil in square recess beneath altered east gable.

Interior: cantilevered stone stair into bellchamber, iron handrail. West gallery
on 2 octagonal pillars. Quadrant-moulded organ arch with keeled shafts. Continuous
hoodmould over windows. Underdrawn roof with moulded beams and pierced archbraces
at chancel division. Oak reredos commemorates men lost in the Great War. Trefoil-
headed panelling to dado and gallery balustrade. Built on the site of a chapel
erected in 1734-40 for the Townend family. Structure now heavily braced against

H. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1650-1840, 1978.

Listing NGR: SE3634200791

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