Historic Church Tour, The Wentworths and Fitzwilliams of South Yorkshire

Date:
14th July 2022
Time:
10:00 - 16:30
Price:
Member: £70.00
Non Member: £80.00

Discover churches with connections to two influential families.


On this walking tour discover a wealth of history and beauty of churches of South Yorkshire. You will follow in the footsteps of knights, nobles, soldiers, fishermen and craftsmen through the centuries.

Firstly, we will visit, St Oswald’s, Kirk Sandall, a church of great charm, built mainly in Norman times, although Saxon construction is also evident. The Rokeby chapel is a 16th-century addition – here the body of William Rokeby, once a rector at St Oswald’s, is interred in a marble tomb.

Next we will explore the history behind Holy Trinity Church, Elscar. It started life as a church in the 15th century but was converted to a mausoleum in 1877 after a new church was commissioned. The new church was built by Earl Fitzwilliam in memory of his parents.

The third visit will take place at ‘Old’ Holy Trinity, Wentworth, where we will discover exquisite stone memorials and alabaster effigies from the 16th and 17th centuries of the powerful Wentworth family.

The Historic Church Tour will then finish with a visit to ‘New’ Holy Trinity, Wentworth. Opened in 1877 to replace the old church, the church was built by the then Earl Fitzwilliam in memory of his parents.

The tour will begin at Doncaster train station at 10am, we will then return to the station by 4.30pm.

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