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Barnby Dun St Peter & St Paul

Barnby Dun St Peter & St Paul


Sarah Arthur

0845 652 9634

0777 987 5642


The Grove,
Barnby Dun,


St Peter & St Pauls church is very pleasantly situated at the far end of the small village of Barnby Dun. It marks the mid-point of a very lovely walk along the canal between Old Kirk Sandall and Kirk Bramwith.

Although there is mention of a church in Barnby Dun in the Domesday Book, the present building is mainly 14th century, although the tower is 13th century. The top of the tower is parapetted and has decorated pinnacles at each comer. Gargoyles at each comer dispense rainwater and there are figure heads on the north and south walls.

The north and south arcades are also late 13th century. The aisle windows were all built square headed and not with the pointed Gothic arch. They are simply decorated with reticulated tracery and contain some beautiful stained glass. There are also some carved heads and gargoyles.

Behind the altar is a simply carved stone reredos and the sanctuary floor is beautiful Victorian tiles. The church also contains some interesting memorials and the churchyard contains old graves with interesting inscriptions.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

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Free entry


See location of Barnby Dun St Peter and St Paul on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 614097  Lat: 53.58029 Long: -1.07408

M18 J4. Follow A630. Right at 2nd roundabout onto A18. Take 1st left and follow signs. Drive through village, church on right.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Kirk Sandall station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
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