St Peter's Church, Edlington, South Yorkshire

Address: Old Edlington, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN12 1PZ
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CCT's very first vested church

This lovely church from the late 12th-century contains several masterpieces of curious Norman carving – including a chancel arch decorated with several rows of chevrons.

The upper stage of the tower and the north chapel are Perpendicular.

After suffering years of uncertainty and vandalism, this lovely building was the first church to be vested in the Trust in 1971.

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Road directions

4 miles west of Doncaster, on B6376

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Conisborough (1.9 miles)

OS Reference No.

SK 533 973

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Useful information

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. Pauline Johnson (20 Mar 2013, 22:24)

    Yes, many times as child - I was born and bred in Edlington and used to go on summer walks up to Old Edlington with my friends, and pass by St Peters Church to the fields behind.

    I recently visited again a couple fo weeks ago... I'm doing my family tree, and have an uncle buried within the church yard. I went up to see if I could find a grave stone, and unfortunately didn't!! I remember as a child ( late 60's early 70's) that they widened the road using some of the church yard; did they excavate any graves and if they did, were they re buried elsewhere and were the names logged. I would be most grateful if any one could help and point me in the right direction to found out the layout of persons buried within these grounds. My Uncle name is Willliam Crawshaw Goddard, he'd died in Sept 1919 aged 32 and was buried in St Peters Church, Old Edlington.

    I did mange to obtain the key from a keyholder (thank you) and went into the church. It's very old and quaint, and a pity that nearly all of the original fixtures & fittings are no longer in situ. It must've been a very beautiful cosy place of worship way back in the 12th century!

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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St Peter's Church, Edlington, South Yorkshire

Keyholder

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.