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Church of St John

A Grade I Listed Building in Laughton en le Morthen, Rotherham

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Latitude: 53.3824 / 53°22'56"N

Longitude: -1.2149 / 1°12'53"W

OS Eastings: 452320

OS Northings: 387572

OS Grid: SK523875

Mapcode National: GBR MYYB.S6

Mapcode Global: WHDDT.97QT

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 15 October 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1132698

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335754

Location: Dinnington St. John's, Rotherham, S25

County: Rotherham

Civil Parish: Dinnington St. John's

Built-Up Area: Laughton en le Morthen

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Laughton-en-le-Morthen and Throapham

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

(west side)
2/8 Church of St. John


Church now redundant and undergoing restoration. C12 origin, nave of several
medieval builds, C15 tower, chancel and porch rebuilt 1709, C19 restoration.
Ashlar limestone, stainless steel roofs, slated aisle roofs. West tower, 3-bay
aisled nave with south porch, 2-bay chancel. Tower: 3 stages, Perpendicular
style. Chamfered plinth and wave-moulded band; diagonal west buttresses flank
blocked west door having quadrant-moulded arch and hood-mould; similar surround
to cusped 3-light west window. String courses between stages, 2-light belfry
openings with hoodmoulds. Embattled parapet with waterspouts and head-carved
gargoyles to north. Nave: wave-moulded band continues at rebuilt west end.
Gabled porch to bay 1 has pointed arch with impost and hoodmould, gable copings;
resited C12 arch to south door within has shafts with carved capitals and 2-order
arch with hoodmould; small effigial carving in east wall, cross-slab with shears
in west wall. South aisle lit by two C19 double-chamfered windows with cusped
ogee lights beneath square heads, buttress to right of each. C15 clerestorey with
three 3-light windows having cusped lights beneath Tudor arches, tracery of bays
2 and 3 undergoing replacement at time of resurvey. String course beneath parapet
with roll-moulded copings. North aisle has plain, chamfered, 2-light window and
ashlar gable copings; blind clerestorey. Chancel: lower. Keel-moulded string
course rises over C19, shouldered-arched, priest's door; two 2-light windows with
ogee lights beneath square heads. C19 east window of 3 lights with panel tracery
beneath segmental arch. Keel-moulded string course beneath parapet as nave,
shallow east gable. North aisle overlaps chancel and has small 2-light window and
octagonal stack.

Interior: tower arch has eastern broach-stops to chamfered jambs, cavetto-moulded
inner order to arch. Arcades of c1200 with cylindrical piers having octagonal
abaci to north and circular abaci to south, keeled south-east respond with shafts;
bowtel-moulded arches of 2 orders, arches of a further western bay now truncated
by C15 tower. At west end of north aisle a blocked, chamfered arch abuts the
tower. Chancel arch as aisles. C14 double-chamfered arch from chancel into north
aisle chapel has head-carved corbels. Nave roof probably C15 with bosses to
cambered tie beams, C19 chancel roof. Font: octagonal, Perpendicular with traceried
panels and castellated top. Grave slabs in floor: C15 cross slab with English
inscription; another slab in chancel dated 1633; several others with C17 and C18
dates. Remarkable coped grave cover (now in 2 pieces) has foliage carved in high
relief (illustration in Ryder, p98). The church originally served the parishes of
Throapham, Letwell and Gildingwells but is now incorporated in the civil parish of
Dinnington St. John's.

P. Ryder, Saxon Churches in South Yorkshire, South Yorks County Council County
Archaeology Monograph No 2, 1982, (pp97,98).

Detailed survey report in South Yorkshire Ancient Monuments and Sites Record,
Sheffield, Primary Index No 278.

Listing NGR: SK5232087572

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