The first place of worship in Swinton was a Norman chapel or ease to Wath Church, dedicated to St Mary Magdalene. It was on the site of the present church hall and was pulled down in 1815. Unfortunately the arches were not preserved for the new church but were re-built in the vicarage field and can still be seen there today.
A new church, St Margarets, was opened in 1817 on the present site. This was destroyed by fire in 1897 and only the tower remained. The present church incorporating this tower and was consecrated in October 1899.
The church was built using local stone from quarries at Darfield, Mexborough and Hooton Roberts. More recently, the sanctuary floor was re-laid using stone from Cadeby quarry.
The fine and light interior includes many things to see including the baptistry and many beautiful stained glass windows. The Lady Chapel has memorials to those killed in two world wars. There are places for people to light a candle and say a prayer and the stations of the cross can be seen around the walls of the north and south aisles.
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, Swinton, S64 8QA
Opening Times: Usually open 9am – 11am.
Contact: 01709 582259
Directions: M1 J36. A6195 Dearne Valley Pkway to Wath Road roundbout. Turn right into Swinton and follow the road through the village and up the hill. Church on right.
Grid Reference: SK 452 993 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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