For this church:
Clarborough St John the Baptist
The two-stage west tower with a pair of diagonal buttresses and a crenellated parapet with four crocketed pinnacles is typical for this part of Nottinghamshire
The north arcade has circular piers and thin moulded capitals and dates from the 13th century
The south arcade has octagonal piers and is probably 14th century
The 14th century tower arch (restored in the 19th century) has double chamfer and rebate, moulded imposts and hood mould with foliate stops
Medieval Cross Slabs
(1) Slab now forming internal lintel of westernmost window in south wall of south aisle. Incised design; straight arm cross with terminals that have pointed buds, large round leaves and smaller secondary leaves set diagonally; ball near top of cross shaft.
(2) Slab re-used as internal lintel of south window of chamber below belfry in tower, badly eroded. Cross shaft with a ball or disc, and a sunken panel above which seems to have contained the head and praying hands of an effigy, although this is not really clear. On the l. of the shaft traces of a possible pair of shears, on the r. part of a crescent-shaped emblem (?) is visible. An interesting but puzzling piece.