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Treeton St Helen

Treeton St Helen

Contact

Chris Leverton

0114 269 6542

Address

Front Street,
Treeton,
Rotherham,
S60 5PZ

Details

We welcome visitors at St Helen’s Treeton.

The church is open regularly on the second Saturday in each month, when we would love to show you our beautiful church and offer refreshment. Often excellent cakes are available!

There has been a church on this site since the reign of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066) and it is the only one noted in the Domesday Book as being in the ‘vast and ancient territory of Hallamshire’. The current building dates from 1175, with major additions in 13th & 14th centuries, although there remains a Saxon stone font.

The church can be seen for miles around with its distinctive tower of ‘Rotherham Red’ sandstone and limestone, possibly from Roche Abbey. There is fine interior medieval stonework and carved woodwork, including green men and ceiling bosses. There are wonderful carved angels in the chancel. In the west nave wall there is a fascinating carved 13th century effigy of a knight.

The windows contain lovely 19th century stained glass. The pews are Victorian but there are remains of 17th Century box pews in wall panelling. There is evidence of medieval painted decoration and some ‘graffiti’ in the form of a Saltire cross. Plumbers’ marks have been salvaged following a spate of recent lead thefts and can be seen in the rear porch area. The bell tower mark is 300 years old.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking 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

Free

Directions

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Map reference: NK 317772  Lat: 50.57996 Long: -7.04229

M1 J33. Follow A630 to Sheffield. Leave at 1st exit signposted Catcliffe. Follow signs for Catcliffe, turning left T-junction. Turn right at mini roundabout and follow round and uphill into Treeton. Turn right onto Front Street, church is on right.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport

Facilities

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