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Amazing architecturePre-Domesday siteSpectacular stained glassInteresting churchyardInterpretation of site available

St Peter & St Pauls church is very pleasantly situated at the far end of the small village of Barnby Dun. It marks the mid-point of a very lovely walk along the canal between Old Kirk Sandall and Kirk Bramwith.

Although there is mention of a church in Barnby Dun in the Domesday Book, the present building is mainly 14th century, although the tower is 13th century. The top of the tower is parapetted and has decorated pinnacles at each comer. Gargoyles at each comer dispense rainwater and there are figure heads on the north and south walls.

The north and south arcades are also late 13th century. The aisle windows were all built square headed and not with the pointed Gothic arch. They are simply decorated with reticulated tracery and contain some beautiful stained glass. There are also some carved heads and gargoyles.

Behind the altar is a simply carved stone reredos and the sanctuary floor is beautiful Victorian tiles. The church also contains some interesting memorials and the churchyard contains old graves with interesting inscriptions.

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


Open at specified timesTours for groups and schoolsGenerally accessible to wheelchair usersParking at Church or nearbyAccessible by public transportToilets at site or nearby

Address: The Grove, Barnby Dun, Doncaster, DN3 1EB

Opening Times: Open Saturday & Sunday 2:00pm 4:00pm from 1st May to 30th September. Can be open at other times by arrangement with Vicar 01302 882835.

Contact: 01302 882835 or 01302 883948 or

Directions: M18 J4. Follow A630. Right at 2nd roundabout onto A18. Take 1st left and follow signs. Drive through village, church on right.

Grid Reference: SE 614 097 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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