There are several projects being undertaken by our members, all with the same focus of preserving and enhancing the heritage found at St Mary's Church.
Ground Tidy Day.
Saturday, 7th Sept. 2013
Heritage Open Weekend.
Friday 13th Sept to Sunday 15th Sept.
Lots to do and see.
Lots of heritage items to see including:
motte & bailey
old church tower
Book of Homilies
Old church stone pillar
Next to the modern church and within the church grounds is the 11th century 'Castle Hall Hill' motte and bailey which is a scheduled ancient monument. The remains of the motte and bailey consist of a well preserved 10 metre high mound. At this time the monument is classified by English Heritage as 'at risk'. This is mainly due to the mound being overgrown with vegetation such as self-seeded trees.
Several metres of the listed church boundary wall which is alongside Dunbottle Lane, collapsed a number of years ago. Stone from the wall fell into the ditch surrounding the mound. A temporary metal fence was erected and has remained in place since the collapse of the wall.
Mirfield is fortunate to have at its heart a site rich in history and heritage. St Mary's Church is a Grade ll* listed building. It was designed by the celebrated Victorian architect Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811 - 1878). Adjacent to the modern church is the old parish church (believed to be earlier than 13th century). However, only the tower of the old parish church remains standing.
There are many artifacts in the church which can be seen on the Heritage page.