St Mary

Wombwell, mentioned in the Doomsday Survey of 1086 as Wambella, increased its population dramatically in the 19th century with the development of coal mines and other industries.

Wombwell, Yorkshire

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Church Street
S73 0DQ

Wombwell became a parish in 1864. A war memorial stands in the grounds of the church; and inside there are several other memorials relating to both World Wars. The magnificent stained glass window was given by the Mitchell family in memory of their son, 2nd Lt. Joseph Spencer Mitchell RFC, who was accidently killed while flying in France in 1916. If you look carefully when you visit you can see a plane in the window.

St Mary’s is home to a cricket bat which belonged to Roy Kilner, a former choir boy and CLB member who played for Yorkshire and England. His funeral in 1928 which brought thousands of mourners to the town.

There are two stone fonts to see, along with other stonework from previous buildings. In 1938 a part of the old church was found under the floor of the organ chamber. A capital and part of a shaft and arch can be seen under a trap door. It was estimated that about nine feet of the shaft and base will be below ground near to Church Street, which was the original level of the church.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

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