Come and visit this beautiful village church.
The nave of the church dates from 1130 when Roger de Busli of Tickhill was Lord of the Manor. The village takes its name from Ralph Salvain, a knight who lived here in 1284.
The church was altered in Victorian times when the pew benches, pulpit, stained glass were added. St Peterís is included in Simon Jenkinsí book ĎEnglandís Thousand Best Churchesí.
There are several must-see things at the church. The impressive Tudor half-timbered porch has protect the stunning Norman carved doorway for 450 years. The gem of the church is the font, which is 12th century and one of the finest in the country. It displays scenes of the seasons, in great detail.
Other things to see include the chained Bible, the early roof line, stone sedilia and various memorials including those to the Sandford family which date over three centuries. The north chapel was added in 1380 as a chantry by Sir William Sandford. The north wall has been altered to take the medieval windows which came from Worksop Priory and were re-glazed in about 1840.
If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.
Address: Worksop Road, Thorpe Salvin, S80 3JP
Opening Times: Usually open dawn-dusk in the summer. Keyholder details on church noticeboard.
Contact: 01909 773203
Directions: M1 J31. A57 towards Worksop. Left at Todwick crossroads. Left then right onto Hard Lane. Take 2nd left in Harthill to Thorpe Salvin.
Grid Reference: SK 520 811 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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