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Church, free entry

Darton All Saints

Darton All Saints

Contact

Sarah Arthur

0845 652 9634

0777 987 5642

Address

Darton,
Barnsley,
S75 5NQ

Details

Welcome to All Saints Church, Darton.

The church is a fine example of late perpendicular architecture. The present building was started in 1480 and completed about 20 years later. It is unusual for an old parish church as it has remained essentially unaltered from that date, due to there being no Georgian or Victorian restoration to the structure. It stands on the site of two earlier churches, dating from 1160.

Discover the recycled elements of these old churches as you explore, including the Norman font base and original medieval stone altar. This altar was recovered from the churchyard in the 1920s and is now incorporated into the main altar, surrounded by Laudian altar rails. The clean architectural line of the building is superbly complemented by a gilded hammer-beam roof in the nave. Most of the stained glass is Victorian (though there are some remaining fragments of the original medieval glass, notably the window depicting Mary Magdalene in the Beaumont Chapel). See magnificent carvings including poppy heads in the choir stalls, the 'imp', original roof bosses and four Green Men in the south chapel.

Today, the church provides a unique, reflective space at the heart of a busy former mining village. We are always glad to welcome visitors and hope you enjoy exploring this beautiful gem among South Yorkshire's medieval churches.

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Please bear in mind that heritage faith sites are all working buildings and may be closed on some days for special occasions. Please contact HERITAGE INSPIRED for latest opening times of our partner sites.

Prices

Free entry

May charge for some activities and events.

Directions

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Map reference: SE 310099  Lat: 53.58476 Long: -1.53319

M1 J36. At first roundabout take the 1st exit onto A61, at the 2nd roundabout take 3rd exit onto A6135. Turn left onto Hoyland Road and right onto Fearnley Road. Turn left at Wath Road, church on left.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Darton station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • 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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