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All Saints' Church, Darton
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53°35′06″N 1°31′57″W / 53.585°N 1.5325°W / 53.585; -1.5325
Location Darton
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad church
Parish Darton
Deanery Barnsley
Archdeaconry Pontefract
Diocese Leeds
Province York

The Church of All Saints is the parish church in the village of Darton in South Yorkshire, England. It is a Church of England church in the Diocese of Leeds. The building is Grade I listed and was built in 1150.


The parish was created in 1150 with a church originally being constructed on the site by John de Lacy, 2nd Earl of Lincoln. The current church building dates from 1517 by Thomas de Tykyll after construction started in 1480. The nave and the chancel remained as constructed. A north and south chapel building was created in the 1700s. The tower was constructed with a crenelated parapet though the pinnacles were removed in 1967. The patron of the church was Walter Spencer-Stanhope in the late 1700s and early 1800s. The church also had a parsonage attached to the church however the parsonage was demolished as part of construction work to build the M1 motorway. In 1963, the church was granted grade I listed status by English Heritage.

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