Hooton Pagnell was recorded in the Domesday Survey. Although there is no mention of a church we know one existed as in 1089, Ralph Paganel granted the church to the Priory of Holy Trinity in York. The church has been extended over the years. The Stotfold Chapel was added in the 11th century and the north aisle added in the 12th century. The south aisle is thought to have been rebuilt a number of times after its extenstion. There is a buttress on the south side with the date 1677 carved into it.
There are many interesting things to see inside the church. The south doorway is Norman, there are traces of herringbone masonry on the tower and there are two incised medieval grave slabs in the tower room.
Also see a norman chancel arch and sedilia (priestsí seats) which contain a further two grave slabs, one with a rare emblem at its side. The Stotfold Chapel also has medieval grave slabs on the floor and the remains of a piscina.
We have striking stained glass including the Millennium window depicting local scenes including farming, cricket and typical wildlife of the area.
The churchyard is fascinating with the remains of an ancient sundial which is now a listed ancient monument.
If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.
Address: Main Street, Hooton Pagnall, DN5 7BW
Opening Times: Please ring to arrange a visit.
Contact: 01977 643756
Directions: A1(M) J37. Take A635 to Barnsley, then 1st right onto Church Lane. Turn left at B6422, go through Brodsworth and into Hooton Pagnall.
Grid Reference: SE 485 080 GB Grid
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