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Church of St John, Scofton

Description: Church of St John

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 241341

OS Grid Reference: SK6283180331
OS Grid Coordinates: 462831, 380331
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3162, -1.0583

Location: Clumber and Hardwick, Nottinghamshire S81 0UE

Locality: Scofton
Local Authority: Bassetlaw District Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: S81 0UE

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Listing Text


2/132 Church of St John
(Formerly listed as Scofton
13.2.67 & Osberton Parish Church)

Parish church. 1833, in Norman Revival style, by A. Poynter for
G. S. Foljambe. Ashlar with graduated slate roofs and ashlar
dressings. West tower, nave and chancel under continuous roof,
north and south aisles. West tower 3 stages, has chamfered
plinth, shallow corner buttresses, 2 moulded string courses, 2
lintel bands, modillioned eaves, crenellated parapet with 4
octagonal pinnacles with spire caps and wind vanes. First stage
has to west, doorway of 2 orders with various capitals, roll
moulded head with zigzag and scallop bands, and hood mould.
Above, round headed panel with shafts and chevron infill. To
north and south, single leaded window with shafts with cushion
capitals, hood mould and carved imposts. Second stage has 3
similar windows and third stage has on each side 2 paired bell
openings of 2 orders with colonettes with block capitals and
moulded heads. Nave and chancel have sill and impost bands,
corner buttresses with square pier above, and coped east gable
with cross. Clerestorey has 6 windows and 5 blocked openings
with round heads and shafts. East end has 3 windows with shafts
with plain capitals, roll moulded heads and hood moulds with
scallop stops. Above, inscription 'MDCCCXXXIII' and above again,
small opening with shafts. North and south aisles, 4 bays, have
5 buttresses, sill and impost bands and coped parapet. Each side
has 3 windows with single shafts and plain capitals and hood
moulds. East and west ends have each a single similar window,
those to west blocked. South aisle has to right, doorway with
shafts with moulded bases and incised capitals; roll moulded
shouldered opening. Above, tympanum inscribed 'Heb. XXXII, Let
us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith'.
Nave has 3 bay arcade with 2 circular piers each side, with
incised octagonal capitals. At west end, Classical timber screen
with Ionic pilasters and cornice serving as war memorial. Above,
panelled gallery with Royal Arms and integral organ case.
Moulded and turned queen post roof on corbels. Chancel north
side has doorway. East end has panelled timber reredos with
upper traceried panels, flanked by painted iron commandment
boards and similar boards with Creed and Lord's Prayer. East
window has stained glass with Arms. Fittings include plain C20
pews, reading desk with traceried panels, octagonal pulpit with
traceried panels, Norman Revival style oak lectern and eggcup
font on square base. Various C19 and C20 memorials.

Listing NGR: SK6283180331

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Source: English Heritage

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