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Spectacular stained glassInteresting churchyardInterpretation of site available

Welcome to St Bartholomew's. It is believed that Maltby could be one of the oldest sites of Christian worship in Rotherham. The church is close to a natural spring. Water is important in Christian worship and perhaps early Christians were baptised in Maltby Beck, a stream at the bottom of the churchyard.

There is evidence that Maltby was a Saxon settlement, and it is thought that there
has been a church on this site since Saxon times. The tower is undoubtedly the oldest part of the church. It dates from the 'overlap' period between late Saxon and early Norman architecture (10th - 11th century). The body of the 'overlap' church was rebuilt in the 15th century, in the 'perpendicular' style of architecture. In 1859, the nave, chancel and south aisle of the 'perpendicular' church were pulled down. Only the tower and spire survived. The new church consists of a nave with north and south aisles, chancel with adjacent north and south chapels, and south porch.

There is much to see in the church and interesting churchyard, including some wonderful carved wood and beautiful stained glass.

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


Keyholder 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: Church Lane, Maltby, S66 8JB

Opening Times: Please ring to arrange a group visit.

Contact: 01709 812684

Directions: M18 J1. Follow signs for Maltby. Take right fork towards Roche Abbey and turn immediate right then left into valley bottom. Church at end of lane.

Grid Reference: SK 528 919 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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