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Amazing architecture

Come and explore our beautiful, almost untouched, example of a medieval parish church. The building was first erected around 1175.

The original Norman nave had a north aisle added 30 years later, in the new Gothic style. In the mid 15th century, the height of the church was raised, battlements added and a chantry chapel erected - all in the Perpendicular style. With a few Victorian additions, the church remains as a vivid reminder of the spiritual life of the average village in the middle ages.

Inside the church the corbel table and doorway exhibit fantastic examples of Romanesque carvings, including that Yorkshire speciality - the ‘beakhead’. The windows have had polycarbonate panels inserted, whose opaque qualities mirror the original horn windows when the building was erected.

St Peter’s Church Old Edlington was the first church to be vested into the care of The Churches Conservation Trust. Declared redundant in the mid 1960’s the roof, windows and the interior furnishings were removed prior to demolition. Rescued in the nick of time, this Grade I building has been carefully conserved for the benefit of future generations.

The church is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

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 transport

Address: Old Edlington, DN12 1PZ

Opening Times: Please contact us to arrange a visit.

Contact: 07733 108 553 or

Directions: A1(M) J36. A630 into Conisbrough. At junction turn right onto the B6094, follow for 2 miles. Turn right onto Edlington Lane, church on left.

Grid Reference: SK 531 973 GB Grid

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The text has been written by volunteers from the site, more information can be found when you visit in person.


Old Edlington St Peter


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