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Church of St John the Baptist, Mexborough

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 334556

OS Grid Reference: SK4797599741
OS Grid Coordinates: 447975, 399741
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4922, -1.2784

Location: 89 Church Street, Doncaster S64 0ES

Locality: Mexborough
County: Doncaster
Country: England
Postcode: S64 0ES

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Listing Text

(south side)

9/135 Church of St. John
the Baptist


Church. C12 core, otherwise C13, C14 and C15; aisle rebuilt and apse added 1891.
Rubble and coursed, dressed sandstone, sheet lead and copper roofs. West tower with
lean-to south vestry, 3-bay aisled nave with south porch, 2-bay chancel with apse.
Tower: chamfered plinth. Offset angle buttresses to lower part flank square-headed,
2-light west window with hoodmould. Rectangular slit windows and offset beneath
2-light, square-headed belfry openings with hoodmoulds. Corbelled band with
gargoyles, ashlar parapet, recessed octagonal spire. Lean-to on south side has
3-light windows to south and west. Navel rebuilt south aisle has gabled porch with
cross. Windows have ogee lights in square-headed openings with hoodmoulds: single-
light on left of porch, 3- and 2-light windows on right divided by buttress. Roll-
moulded parapet copings. Two, 2-light clerestorey windows as aisle; renewed, embattled
parapet. North aisle and clerestorey generally as south. Chancel: lower. C13
rubble walling heightened in ashlar. Diagonal east buttresses, Quoined priest's
door with pointed arch and hoodmould has, on left, a tall, square-headed 3-light
window and, on right,band beneath 2 quoined lancets, one of them with billeted hood.
3 ashlar courses beneath embattled parapet. Lancet on north wall. Polygonal apse
with band beneath cusped 2-light windows on 5 faces, linked hoodmould, small
embattlements to parapet.

Interior: pointed, double-chamfered tower arch with moulded capitals, similar arches
to south arcade and chancel. Transitional north arcade of 3 bays has cylindrical
piers, plainly-moulded capitals and round arches. Trefoil-headed piscina recess in
chancel. C15-C16 nave roof with cambered tie beams and moulded framing. Medieval,
octagonal font. Remains of C10-Cll cross in south aisle. Monuments: several to
Savile family in chancel including; on north wall, to Samuel (d1685) skull beneath
cartouche with cherubs heads and gadrooned-vase finial; on south wall with bowed
panel beneath broken segmental pediment, 1695. Late C17 oak panelling fitted in C19
apse possibly from Mexborough Old Hall.

Listing NGR: SK4797299741

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Source: English Heritage

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