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ROSSINGTON ST MICHAEL

Amazing architectureGlorious green men & gargoylesMagnificent memorialsSpectacular stained glassInteresting churchyardInterpretation of site available

Welcome. Come and enjoy our lovely old church of St Michael situated in the village of Old Rossington near Doncaster. There are many things of interest to see, not only in the church and ground but also in the surrounding area.

There is little doubt that a building dedicated to St Michael and All Angels has stood on the site for at least 800 years, a large part of which remains unaltered. In 1844 the nave was taken down and rebuilt with transepts and a vestry added. In the 1950’s new pews by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson were installed and in 2007 a re-ordering of the interior took place with the font and altar being moved to the middle of the church.

There are many things to see which include a decorated Norman arch at the south entrance and an ornate Norman arch over the chancel certainly not older than 1150. The font, probably dating from later Saxon times is fashioned from a piece of Yorkshire sandstone and may well have come from an earlier building. The pulpit is 16th century, wooden and decorated with many beautiful carvings. It was originally part of the furniture at St Mary Magdalene church in Doncaster market place. It was renovated and given to the church by Sir James Brown when he restored and enlarged the church in 1844. The west tower is built in limestone and dates from about the 14th century.
Some lovely stained glass windows are in the transepts and the window in the west depicts the figure of St Michael and was made in Brussels in 1862. In the churchyard stand several handsome memorials.

If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.

VISITING ST MICHAEL

Open at specified timesKeyholder noticeTours for groups and schoolsGenerally accessible to wheelchair usersParking at Church or nearbyAccessible by public transportRefreshments at site or nearbyToilets at site or nearby

Address: Sheepbridge Lane, Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0EZ

Opening Times: Please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit.

Contact: 01302 867597 or 01302 867644 or normarao@btinternet.com

Directions: M18 J3. Follow signs for Doncaster Dome. Pass the Dome and turn right onto the A638. Once over the M18 turn right onto Bridge Lane into Rossington. After a couple of bends, church on right.

Grid Reference: SK 625 985 GB Grid

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