The historic church of St John's in Stanford was founded sometime in the 12th century, and may have originally belonged to the Abbey of St Fromond in Normandy. The church was almost completely rebuilt in 1451, so that today it represents an uncluttered example of Perpendicular Gothic style.
The pinnacled church tower is easily viewed from Stamford High Street, though the church is a little overwhelmed by surrounding shops.
One of the best features of this spacious church is the carved roof of the nave, featuring a collection of angel bosses. Another feature are the beautifully carved wooden benches, designed by Edward Browning for a mid-Victorian restoration.
There are very fine monuments from the Georgian through the Victorian period. The church is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
About Stamford, St John's Church
Address: St John's Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, PE9 2DB
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On St John's Street, off Red Lion Square
Website: Stamford, St John's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: Jim Smillie, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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