Marr featured in the Domesday survey of 1086. Seventy Roman coins were recently found in the area which provide evidence of the boundary line which Marr formed at the Roman Rickneild Street.
Beautiful small village church of St Helenís has original herringbone masonry. The nave and chancel are early Norman and the short spire tower is thought to date from around 1300. The stone-ribbed porch is 15th century.
There are many interesting things to see including an early 14th century font, Royal Coat of Arms, two medieval piscinas and the pulpit with its fine medieval woodwork. There are also traces of red wall painting on the south arcade arches and round one of the windows.
If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.
Address: Church Lane, Marr, DN5 7AU
Opening Times: Please ring to arrange a visit.
Contact: 01302 783930
Directions: A1(M) J37. Take A635 to Barnsley. In Marr turn right onto Church Lane, church on right.
Grid Reference: SE 514 053 GB Grid
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