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Church of St John the Baptist, Hooton Roberts

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 335521

OS Grid Reference: SK4840397066
OS Grid Coordinates: 448403, 397066
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4681, -1.2723

Location: A630, Hooton Roberts, Rotherham S65 4PF

Locality: Hooton Roberts
County: Rotherham
Country: England
Postcode: S65 4PF

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Listing Text

The entry for the following shall be upgraded from Grade II to Grade II* (star):

(North-West Side)

6/11 Church of
29.3.68 St. John the Baptist



(north-west side)

6/11 Church of
29.3.68 St. John the Baptist


Church. C12 core, rebuilt C15, extensive C19 restoration. Sandstone:
early work irregular rubble, C15 work ashlar. Slate roofs. West
tower, small nave with partial aisle to south and lean-to porch in
angle with nave, chancel with south chapel. Tower: Perpendicular.
Chamfered plinth and moulded band to tall lower stage. 3-light west
window beneath depressed, 4-centred arch. Pointed arch to door of
south-east vice. Iron-faced clock. 2-light belfry openings. Renewed
embattled parapet with crocketted pinnacles. Weathervane. Nave:
irregular rubble heightened in ashlar. Diagonal offset buttresses
to west end. Square-headed windows with hoodmoulds to aisle and north
side. Aisle: chamfered plinth; 3-light window; chamfered eaves band;
kneelers and gable coping. Deeply-coursed stonework to porch, round-
arched south doorway. North wall: two 3-light windows with blocked
doorway to west; lancet and large offset buttress to east. Rebuilt
gable with kneelers, copings and cross. Chancel: lower, embattled
with limestone merlons. East window: restored, 3-lights beneath
round arch. Lancet to north wall. South chapel: restored, pointed
2-light window. Embattled.

Interior: pointed south doorway with old oak door. Double-chamfered,
pointed-arch to aisle. Chancel arch: restored round arch on semicircular
responds with crocketted capitals. Arch to south chapel similar with
quarter-mould and chamfer, unrestored. Good 1701 wall monument on
north wall beneath tower. Stained glass: figure of an Archbishop in
lancet at east end of nave north wall, C13 or early C14, restored.
The First Earl of Strafford (executed 1641), his widow and daughter
thought to have been buried beneath the chancel.

Listing NGR: SK4840397066

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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