Church of St John, Whitton

Church of St John, Whitton
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Grade II* listed building.
"Church. C11-12 tower; nave, chancel, tower roof and restorations 1892-7 by
W & C.A. Bassett-Smith of London. Tower of roughly-coursed ironstone rubble
with bands of limestone and gritstone blocks; nave and chancel of re-used
limestone and gritstone ashlar with bands of ironstone rubble. Ashlar
dressings. Plain tile roof. West tower with west entrance, 2-bay nave and
2-bay chancel with vestry adjoining south side. 2-stage tower: quoins, tall
first stage with round-headed west door and keyhole slit to south side,
chamfered string course, original round-headed belfry openings to second
stage with C19 tracery. Italianate boldly dentilled ashlar eaves cornice
and pyramidal roof. Pointed 2-light traceried windows to nave, and moulded
cill band, single traceried lancets and pointed 3-light east window to
chancel, all with Geometrical-style tracery. Interior: C12 round-headed
tower arch with chamfered hoodmould; moulded chancel arch in Early English
style; double-chamfered arch to vestry; C19 ashlar pulpit and chancel rail
with pierced trefoils. C12 font with moulded base and carved octagonal bowl
supported on shafts, restored C19. N. Pevsner and J. Harris, The Buildings
of England. Lincolnshire, 1978, 421. Drawing by C. Nattes, 1794, Banks
Collection, Lincoln City Library."
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