Throapham, St John's Church
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 14th century carved coffin lid
The south doorway is Norman, with traditional Norman carving decoration. There are fragments of medieval carving incorporated in the south porch, including shears, a cross, and a head within a quatrefoil design.
To that 13th century building were later added very fine Perpendicular features, including large, traceried windows, a slender west tower, and a clerestory heightening of the nave. The font and rood screen are also 15th-century features.
There are some features of historic interest, including a series of memorials spanning many centuries. Among these is a 17th-century memorial brass to John Mauleverer. The most interesting feature is a wonderfully decorated stone coffin lid thought to date to 1300. The coffin is beautifully carved with foliage twining around a cross.
St John's is no longer in regular use for worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
About Throapham, St John's Church
Address: St John's Road, Laughton, Throapham, Yorkshire, England, S25 1YL
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 6 miles south east of Rotherham and north of the B6463
Website: Throapham, St John's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: Richard Croft, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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