St Oswald's Church, Kirk Sandall, South Yorkshire

Address: Kirk Sandall Old Village, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN3 1RA
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A peaceful spot in a modern world

Though beset by canal, railway, cooling towers and industrial estate, St Oswald’s, in its spacious and peaceful churchyard, still has great charm and interest.

Saxon work is evident although the church is mainly Norman. It has 13th-century arcades, a west window from the early 14th and, finest of all, the 16th-century chapel with a notable monument to William Rokeby, once a rector at St Oswald’s.

There are also some other memorials and some interesting glass and two beautifully carved screens. 

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Road directions

3 miles north east of Doncaster and west of A18

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Kirkall (0.3 miles)

OS Reference No.

SE 609 081

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Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walkround guides we have for this church.

 

 

 

PDF iconYorkshire County Guide (PDF, 4.9mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in North, South and West Yorkshire. Printed copies of the county guides are also available at the church.

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  1. tonybriggs (20 Nov 2012, 19:02)

    Yes i used to help my Nanna arrange the flowers and clean the church. When she died she had a tree to remember her by but I was guttered when it got chopped down last year, after 30 years. This is a great church as I have very fond memories of it.
    The scariest memory I recall was been trapped in the vestry when the door handle snapped inside and the mechanism just sheared off inside I was trapped with my Nanna and my younger brother, we were shouting for nearly a hour and a half.
    There were no houses around at the time we rang the bell from the belfry and the gardener came to our rescue and opened it from the inside to let us out and when we got home our mum said she would come and see where we were after 4 hours.
    My Nanna was called Dorothy Mary Briggs or Dolly for short. She was devoted to the church.
    If you want to look at the tree its on my Facebook page on my pictures.

    Thanks Tony Briggs

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St Oswald's Church, Kirk Sandall, South Yorkshire

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If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.