Treswell St John the Baptist

Official Listing Description

SK 77 NE





(west side)

Church of St.John
the Baptist

Grade I

Parish church. C13, early C14, C15, restored 1855, tower restored 1900. Coursed rubble, dressed coursed rubble and ashlar facing. Slate roofs with coped gables and embattled parapet to nave, tower and porch. Single brick and stone stack to the north chancel. Set on a plinth with heavy moulded band over. Tower, nave, north aisle,south porch and chancel. Diagonal buttressed tower of 2 stages with string course at the juncture. Single gargoyle to each side. Single arched window with 3 arched lights, string course under and hood mould. There are 4 arched bell chamber openings, each with 2 arched lights, tracery, cusping and hood mould and 4 rectangular stair lights. Projecting from the west of the buttressed north aisle is a lean- to. The diagonally buttressed north aisle north wall with single gargoyle has a blocked chamfered arched doorway with 2 C15 3- light windows to the left, all with panel tracery and cusping under flat heads and in casement moulded surrounds. There is a single similar window in the east wall. The early C14 chancel has in the north wall a single arched window with intersecting tracery, cusping, hood mould and label stops. To the left is an arched doorway. The diagonally buttressed east end has a single arched 5-light window with intersecting tracery, cusping, hood mould and head label stops. The south wall has 2 similar 3 light windows with hood moulds and label stops. Under the right window is a C14 coffin lid decorated with a stylised cross. The south nave has 2 arched C15 3-light windows with panel tracery, cusping and hood mould. The angle buttresses of the porch are decorated with crockets and finials. There is a single ridge cross and an arched doorway with hood mould and human head label stops. The inner chamfered arched C13 doorway has imposts decorated with nailhead and terminating in a scroll. There are 2 human head label stops. Interior. 3 bay double chamfered arched arcade with octagonal piers and embattled corbels to the east and west. Similar corbels support the double chamfered chancel arch and those supporting the double chamfered tower arch are further decorated with blind tracery. Stone carved altar rails, octagonal font decorated with quatrefoil panels. 2 pews have decorated poppyheads. Stone carved angles support the chancel roof. C19 furniture.

Listing NGR: SK7815579395