All Saints Church, Darfield, Barnsley, UK
Posted by: wireworm
N 53° 32.020 W 001° 22.205
30U E 608026 N 5932875
Quick Description: Churchyard of All Saints Church, Darfield.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/12/2012 12:46:33 PM
Waymark Code: WME74F
The churchyard is very large with a total of about 700 graves. Church dates from the 1100s and the original Norman part forms the base of the church tower. Many additions have been added over the years and it is now a large building still used for worship, etc. Tower houses eight bells and a clock.
In the extensive churchyard there two memorials to miners who lost their lives in disasters, one at Houghton Main Colliery and the other at Lundhill Colliery.
Houghton Main waymark-
One of the older headstones in the churchyard reads-
of Houghton magna died October 22 1740, aged 75."
Another headstone reads-
"In Affectionate Remberance of
Late of Marr
Who died October 3rd 1866
Aged 45 years.
This languishing head is at rest,
its thinking and aching are o'er;
this quiet immovable breast
is heaved by affliction no more:
this heart is no longer the seat
of trouble and forturing pain;
it ceases to flutter and beat.
it shall never flutter again.
Also THOMAS WILSON PARKIN, Of Goldthorpe Lane Ends,
who departed this life October 3rd 1889 aged 41 years.
Also MARTHA ANN wife of the above who departed this
life Dec. 1st 1889 aged 42 years."
In the churchyard near to the church porch is the remains of a very old christian cross. This is GradeII listed-
Church's own web site -
Alternative web site-
Church is GradeI Listed-