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Church, free entry

Laughton All Saints

Laughton All Saints

Contact

Sarah Arthur

0845 652 9634

0777 987 5642

Address

Church Corner,
High Street,
Laughton,
S25 1YB

Details

Welcome to our beautiful church which dates back to Saxon times. All Saints Church Laughton-en-le-Morthen was originally the Mother Church to a large area - an indication of its importance in Anglo Saxon times. In the Doomsday Book, the village name is Lastone, but the Saxon name was Law town.

The original Saxon church was a simple rectangular structure, built around 937AD, that was destroyed in 1069-1070. The church was re-built by the Normans in 1190 and the north aisle was added but it was destroyed again 1322. The third and present church was built around 1377.

The church is famous for its Saxon doorway, which is best seen from outside. It is often described as the most spectacular piece of Saxon architecture in South Yorkshire. The tower and spire which soars to 185 feet is one of the most beautiful of any village church in the country and can be seen for miles around. Visitors can climb the tower (but this must be pre-arranged and accompanied) and is not for the fainthearted. The views are well worth the climb!

The church contains many interesting things to see. The octagonal font is late 14th century and has grotesque faces with tongues sticking out. One of the nave pillars has Green Men carvings and there is the lower part of a medieval rood screen. There are also traces of Norman windows remaining.

In the Lady Chapel a wooden table stands on a stone slab which is an original pre-reformation altar. It was buried it under the south aisle, where it was rediscovered at the end of the 19th century. The windows contain some lovely stained glass, and there are a number of interesting monuments.

A very warm welcome awaits visitors to Laughton-en-le-Morthen. The village is delightful, with many period houses dating back in part to 1400. The Church School, opposite the church, was built in the reign of Elizabeth 1. Do come and visit us - you will not be disappointed

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

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Prices

Free entry

May charge for some activities and events.

Directions

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Map reference: SK 516881  Lat: 53.38722 Long: -1.22562

M1 J31. A57 and onto B6463. Take 2nd left at roundabout and then left on St John's Road into Laughton.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Kiveton Park station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
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