Welcome to All Saints Church, Darfield. This ancient and interesting building shows the development of a parish church over 1000 years and it bears witness to the faith it proclaims. We invite you to visit - to feel its peace and the echoes of a thousand years of worship and to marvel at its lofty beauty.
The size of the church reflects the fact that Darfield was historically a large parish covering seven townships or villages. The oldest part of the present building is the lower section of the tower, which is Norman. The nave and chancel date to the 14th century with the south aisle added in the later 14th century. The upper part of the tower is 15th century, as is the north aisle.
There is much of interest to see at Darfield church. The box pews are Jacobean. The stone font is medieval with wooden Jacobean cover. Most of the stained glass dates from the early twentieth century. Throughout the church you will see carved Saxon and medieval stones re-used as building stones – our favourite is the dragon. In the Lady Chapel is a fine alabaster tomb of a knight and lady dating from about 1400. On the walls are numerous splendid memorials from the last three or four centuries. The tower holds eight bells, two of which date from before 1500.
The churchyard is huge and has two memorials to mining disasters – the Lundhill Colliery Disaster of 1857 and the Houghton Main Cage Disaster of 1886. It also holds the grave of Ebenezer Elliott, renowned as the ‘Corn Law Rhymer’.
If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.
Address: Church Street, Darfield, Barnsley, S73 9JX
Opening Times: Please ring the Rector to arrange a visit on 01226 752236.
Contact: 01226 752236 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: A1(M) J37. Take A635 towards Barnsley. After entering Darfield turn left on B6096, signposted Wombwell. After 300m turn left into Barnsley Road, then bear left into Church Street. The church is directly ahead.
Grid Reference: SE 418 043 GB Grid
The text has been written by volunteers from the site, more information can be found when you visit in person.
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