St Leonardís is a very interesting old church with Saxon origins dating back to 900 AD. A number of periods of construction can be seen in its walls, including signs of a Norman apse. Much of the current structure is Norman, with the tower and window arches dating from the 1400ís.
A interesting number of monuments are mounted on the nave and chancel walls, starting from the Tudor period with the Reresby Chantry up to a Fullerton aviator lost in World War 1. They include an Elizabethan memorial to the Reresby family showing eight sons and ten daughters!
The south east nave window has some fine stained glass, brought together from fragments of 15th century glass. The stained glass windows had been badly damaged during the Civil War, leaving only small sections in individual windows.
One of the larger monuments is to Sir John Reresby. He was a Minister of the Government, Royalist Cavalry Leader, a Burgess and a Magistrate of York. The monument is of black and white marble, with weapons and skulls all over it. A smaller one is a memorial to John Reresby from his son, saying that his purse was insufficient to provide a larger monument through his fathers financial loss.
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Address: Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, Rotherham, S65 4HN
Opening Times: Please contact us to arrange a visit.
Contact: 01709 850336 or 01709 851537 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: A1(M) J36. Take A630 to Rotherham. Follow into Thrybergh. In Thrybergh church on right, park on main road.
Grid Reference: SK 467 954 GB Grid
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