Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 30 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 330638
OS Grid Reference: SE4285253578
OS Grid Coordinates: 442852, 453578
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9765, -1.3481
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SE 45 SW HUNSINGORE CHURCH STREET
6/59 Church of St. John the
Church of St. John the Baptist. 1867-68 by Charles Kirk of Sleaford for
John Dent of Ribston Hall. Pink sandstone and ashlar, Wesmorland slate
roof. C14 Gothic-style 4-bay nave with north and south aisles; tower of
3 stages with tall broach spire at west end of south aisle; south porch;
2-bay choir with apsidal chancel. South porch has hood-mould with head
stops (possibly Queen Victoria and the donor). Main door has fine wrought-
iron strap hinges. 2- and 3- light plate tracery windows throughout.
Lucarnes to spire. Off-set flat buttresses to chancel. Decorative
stonework to eaves, ashlar copings. Interior: lofty arcade with pointed
arches to south aisle, original fittings throughout, including font beneath
tower, pulpit, fine organ and reredos with decorated polychrome tiles. Grey
marble floor to chancel. Original light fittings. Window glass: west end
by Meyer of Munich, east end by Hughes of London. Stone memorial to Sir
Henry Goodricke, d.1833, at east end of south arcade. Many brass memorials
to members of the Dent family, including one to Joseph Jonathan Dent Dent
(sic), d.1907 after a ministry of 52 years in the parish. H. Speight,
Nidderdale, 1894, p.151.
Listing NGR: SE4285253578
Source: English Heritage
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