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Rotherham (Metropolitan Authority)
Dinnington St. John's
National Grid Reference:
SK 52320 87572


DINNINGTON ST. JOHNS ST. JOHN'S ROAD SKSBNW (west side) 2/8 Church of St. John


Church now redundant and undergoing restoration. C12 origin, nave of several medieval builds, C15 tower, chancel and porch rebuilt 1709, C19 restoration. Ashlar limestone, stainless steel roofs, slated aisle roofs. West tower, 3-bay aisled nave with south porch, 2-bay chancel. Tower: 3 stages, Perpendicular style. Chamfered plinth and wave-moulded band; diagonal west buttresses flank blocked west door having quadrant-moulded arch and hood-mould; similar surround to cusped 3-light west window. String courses between stages, 2-light belfry openings with hoodmoulds. Embattled parapet with waterspouts and head-carved gargoyles to north. Nave: wave-moulded band continues at rebuilt west end. Gabled porch to bay 1 has pointed arch with impost and hoodmould, gable copings; resited C12 arch to south door within has shafts with carved capitals and 2-order arch with hoodmould; small effigial carving in east wall, cross-slab with shears in west wall. South aisle lit by two C19 double-chamfered windows with cusped ogee lights beneath square heads, buttress to right of each. C15 clerestorey with three 3-light windows having cusped lights beneath Tudor arches, tracery of bays 2 and 3 undergoing replacement at time of resurvey. String course beneath parapet with roll-moulded copings. North aisle has plain, chamfered, 2-light window and ashlar gable copings; blind clerestorey. Chancel: lower. Keel-moulded string course rises over C19, shouldered-arched, priest's door; two 2-light windows with ogee lights beneath square heads. C19 east window of 3 lights with panel tracery beneath segmental arch. Keel-moulded string course beneath parapet as nave, shallow east gable. North aisle overlaps chancel and has small 2-light window and octagonal stack.

Interior: tower arch has eastern broach-stops to chamfered jambs, cavetto-moulded inner order to arch. Arcades of c1200 with cylindrical piers having octagonal abaci to north and circular abaci to south, keeled south-east respond with shafts; bowtel-moulded arches of 2 orders, arches of a further western bay now truncated by C15 tower. At west end of north aisle a blocked, chamfered arch abuts the tower. Chancel arch as aisles. C14 double-chamfered arch from chancel into north aisle chapel has head-carved corbels. Nave roof probably C15 with bosses to cambered tie beams, C19 chancel roof. Font: octagonal, Perpendicular with traceried panels and castellated top. Grave slabs in floor: C15 cross slab with English inscription; another slab in chancel dated 1633; several others with C17 and C18 dates. Remarkable coped grave cover (now in 2 pieces) has foliage carved in high relief (illustration in Ryder, p98). The church originally served the parishes of Throapham, Letwell and Gildingwells but is now incorporated in the civil parish of Dinnington St. John's.

P. Ryder, Saxon Churches in South Yorkshire, South Yorks County Council County Archaeology Monograph No 2, 1982, (pp97,98).

Detailed survey report in South Yorkshire Ancient Monuments and Sites Record, Sheffield, Primary Index No 278.

Listing NGR: SK5232087572


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Books and journals
Ryder, P F, 'South Yorkshire County Archaeological Monograph' in Saxon Churches in South Yorkshire, , Vol. 2, (1982), 97-8


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 28 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/07421/21
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