Worksop St John

Official Listing Description

SK 57 NE




(East side)

Church of St.John

Grade II

Parish church. 1868. By R. C. Clarke and Son for Messrs. Machin and Foljambe. Decorated Revival style. Rockfaced ashlar with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. Moulded chamfered plinth, buttresses, moulded string courses, moulded eaves and corbel table, balustrade, shouldered coped gables with kneelers and crosses. Gargoyles. Lancet windows with shafts with foliate capitals and hood moulds. Doors with similar hood moulds and stops. West tower, nave, chancel, north porch, north and south aisles, organ chamber and vestry. Buttressed 2 stage west tower has 4 pinnacles and broach spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes. Moulded west portal with shafts and shouldered doorway with inscribed tympanum. Foundation stone and single lancet to south. Stair turret to north. First stage has single lancets to west and south, and above, to west, clock. Second stage has a double lancet bell opening on each side. Clerestorey has 5 triple lancets on each side. Chancel, 2 bays, has 2 double lancets on each side, and to east, a triple lancet and above, vescia piscis. 5 bay north aisle has porch to west and 4 double lancets. Single bay north porch has moulded doorway with clustered shaft responds and stiff leaf capitals. A single trefoil opening on each side. Organ chamber has moulded doorway to north and blocked double lancet to east. Vestry has to east a square headed triple lancet and to south, a doorway with shouldered head. South aisle has 5 double lancets and a similar lancet to west. West porch has segmental headed doorway and rib vault on imposts. Nave arcades have 4 clustered piers with various foliate capitals, quatrefoil bases and chamfered and rebated arches with hood moulds. Sill band and clerestorey windows with shafts. King post roof with cusped arch braces and shaft responds. Chamfered and rebated tower arch with traceried timber screen, 1912. Roll moulded chancel arch with triple shaft responds and hood mould. Chancel has a single arch each side, with clustered responds. East end has linenfold panelling and matching reredos. East and south windows have C19 stained glass. Arch braced principal rafter roof with single responds. North aisle east end has traceried panelling, c.1938, and arch to organ chamber. 3 windows with C19 and C20 stained glass. Roof with curved braces. South aisle has timber screen forming vestry at west end and 5 windows with C2O stained glass. Fittings include plain pews, panelled traceried oak stalls, panelled oak pulpit on octagonal ashlar base, brass eagle lectern on ringed shaft, 1898; font with chamfered inscribed plinth, granite shaft with 4 minor shafts, square bowl with recessed figure panels and corner shafts. Traceried panelled cover. Memorials include war memorial window and brass, 2 C19 and single C20 brasses.