Sheffield Parish Church

Sheffield Parish Church. Source: The Graphic 10 (28 November 1874): 520. Click on image to enlarge it.

“The Parish Church of which we give a view, is by far the most ancient and interesting structure in the town. It is supposed to have been founded in the reign of Henry I. by the first of the De Lovetots, Originally dedicated to the Holy Trinity, it was styled in 1556, “St. Peters and St. Paul's," but is now called after the former of these Apostles. The building is rectangular in shape, with a crocketed tower and spire near the centre. It can accommodate 2,200 persons. There are a north and south aisle, the nave being divided into five bays, with stone pillars and arches. The alterations effected on the interior in 1856 have greatly improved its appearance... It possesses a number of beautiful stained glass windows. Inside, the church measures 138 by 66 feet, while outside its length is 150 feet and its width 75 feet. Nothing remains of the original fabric except the massive pillars that support the tower. Two of the monuments are by Chantrey, the bust of the then Vicar (the Rev. James Wilkinson) being the first executed by the great sculptor.” (522-23).

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“Buildings and Industries of Sheffield.” The Graphic 10 (28 November 1874): 520-22. Hathi Trust online version of a copy in the New York Public Library. Web. 2 July 2021

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