St. Paul's Church, Brierley

Completed in 1869 for George Savile Foljambe, Lord of the Manor of Brierley. designed by John Wade.


Breselia Brerelia 4.5 households in the hundred of Staincross, West Riding. (Domesday)


In keeping with the trend of the day, the Church of St Paul in Brierley is constructed in the Gothic Revival (Victorian Gothic) style from local sandstone.

Originally the church sat within the boundaries of the Felkirk Parish, after a history of moving boundaries the church is part of the Parish of St Luke's, Grimerhorpe, with St Paul's Brierley.

Situated in the village of Brierley on the Northern edge of the borough of Barnsley, Brierley is an old village dating back at least as far as a mention in the Domesday Book (most likely misspelled as 'Brerelia' as all further documentary mentions of the village are for 'Brerelia').

The church dates to 1869 and is a likely spot for earlier sites of Christian workship in the village. Consecration of the church took place in a growth period for the area due to the coal deposits and thirst for the black gold for the industrial revolution.

This website aims to chart the history of the church through photographs, documentary evidence and other historical records. If you have any material that you think may be of interest to us and our visitors please do get in touch via the contact link.


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Photographs in and around the Church

Photo Gallery

Stained Glass


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