St John the Baptist

Building on the church began during the 12th century and it has been the centre of religious life of the village for over 800 years.

Misson, Yorkshire

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DN10 6EB

Standing on high ground towards the centre of the village, the church is an imposing building. It is believed that Roche Abbey near Rotherham is constructed from the same magnesium limestone.

There are many interesting things to see here. The original porch contains a stoup, a small bowl set into the wall used for holy water. The nave pillars are all different, which could meant that they are a mixture of Saxon and Norman work. There are a number of masons’ marks in the stonework and the names of two churchwardens from 1729 carved into one of the roof beams.

On the north wall there is a lead tablet which depicts the two churchwardens and a plumber from 1726. The chancel contains a plaque bearing the following inscription “This chancel bounded the letter A, belongs to Acklom Esq. Impropr. and Lord of the Nottinghamshire and Rectorial Manors in Misson”.

The Acklom family were, for some generations, the owners of the nearby Wiseton estate. The estate passed to Lord Althorpe who later became Earl Spencer and was an ancestor of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

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