View of the church

Rossington

St Michael

Doncaster Archdeaconry

West Doncaster Deanery

Introduction

Although Rossington is in the county of South Yorkshire (and before 1974 was in the West Riding of Yorkshire), the parish was historically part of the Archdeaconry of Nottingham.

The church consists of a west tower, chancel, south porch and nave with transepts.

It was largely rebuilt, with the exception of the 14th century tower, in the early 1840s by John Clark of Leeds in what Pevsner describes as 'a dreary lancet style.'

The 12th century south doorway and chancel arch are the earliest parts of the church fabric.

There is an ornate wooden pulpit dating from the 15th century and a pre-Conquest tub font with a cable-moulded rim.

The east window which shows St Michael slaying a dragon is by J. B. Capronnier of Brussels and was installed in 1862.

There are monuments to James Brown (died 1845), who commissioned the restoration of the church, and his son James (died 1877).

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