For this church:
Mattersey All Saints
Official Listing Description
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Parish Church. C13, C14, C15, restored 1866. Ashlar with fragments of coursed rubble. Slate roofs, ashlar parapets with single ridge crosses at the east end of nave and chancel. Buttressed, set on a plinth with string course running over and with guttering under the parapet. Tower, nave, north and south aisles with north chapel and south vestry, south porch and chancel. The diagonal buttressed tower of 2 stages has a restored, arched 3-light window with reticulated tracery, cusping, hoodmould and label stops. The bellfry has 4 arched 2- light openings with panel tracery and cusping, with hoodmould and label stops over. Under, on the south and west sides, are single early C20 clock faces. There are 2 gargoyles to all but the west wall, which has a single remaining one. The parapet is embattled with single crocketed pinnacles at the angles. Abutting the north west corner is a stair turret with 2 small fixed lights. The west wall of the north aisle with some coursed rubble has an arched 2-light window with panel tracery, hoodmould and label stops. The diagonally buttressed north wall has an arched doorway with wooden door and hoodmould with worn label stops. There are 3 late C14 3-light windows all with cusping, flat heads, hoodmoulds and label stops, the 2 on the right have reticulated tracery, the one on the left has tracery with cusped mouchettes. The east end of the north chapel, with fragements of coursed rubble, has an arched window with 3 lights, panel tracery, cusping, hoodmould and label stops. The north clerestory has 3 2-light windows with cusping under flat heads. To the east, above the parapet, is a single crocketed pinnacle. The diagonally buttressed east end has a restored, arched, 5- light window with panel and reticulated tracery and hoodmould and label stops. Above the parapet, at the angles, are single crocketed pinnacles. The east window of the vestry has a restored, arched, 3-light window with tracery, cusping hoodmould and label stops. The south wall has a restored, arched, 3-light window with tracery, cusping, hoodmould and label stops. There is an arched door with hoodmould and label stops and 2 further arched windows with 3 lights, cusping and hoodmoulds. At the east end of the parapet is a large crocketed pinnacle. The south porch arched entrance has single columns either side, with worn and restored foliate decorated capitals supporting a chamfered arch with hoodmould and label stops over. At the apex of the parapet is a damaged finial. The inner doorway has a moulded arch. The south west window is arched with 2 lights, cusping and hoodmould. The south clerestory corresponds to the north. Interior. 3 bay nave arcades, having low octagonal columns and moulded capitals supporting tall, pointed double chamfered arches. The north arcade responds consist of compound piers. The south responds are single moulded capitals resting on corbels. The double chamfered tower arch is supported on single moulded capitals, in turn supported on carved heads. A C13 2 bay arcade divides chancel and north chapel. The central round column has a moulded capital decorated with a single course of nailhead and supports double chamfered arches, with a fleur de lys at the springing of the arch on the south side. The responds consist of similar single capitals supported on foliate decorated corbels. The chancel and south vestry are separated by a double chamfered arch. In the vestry are 2 un-restored, finely carved, early C14 panels of the workshop of the Hawton Easter Sepulchre, probably brought from the priory. That on the east wall depicts St Martin dividing his cloak with the beggar, on the west wall St Helena finding the true cross. In the south aisle is a late C14 recess under an ogee arch, with foliate decorated finial. Thought to be the site of what used to be the tomb of Isabel de Channcey who gave the village to the priory. The south wall of the north chapel has a small piscina with cusped arch over. There are 2 small openings in the north wall, probably for statues. The roof is supported on mid C19 foliate decorated corbels, with a similarly decorated font. The pulpit and lectern are early C20. In the east window of the north aisle are fragments of c1300 stained glass, possibly from the priory. In the chapel is a wall tablet topped with urn and drapery, to William Hodges, 1815.
Village Cross. C14. Ashlar. Base with single piece of shaft.