St John the Baptist

Standing on a mound in the centre of the village our church is an unknown gem, here are intriguing masons marks, a 1498 incised slab, a 1595 brass and a medieval altar stone.

Northorpe, Lincolnshire

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Monson Road
DN21 4AA

Th church dates from Norman times, and the nave was extended early in the 13th century. There is a western tower and clerestory, both of which were added in the 16th century. The roof and roof bosses date from the same period. Some were later replaced. The chancel dates from the late 13th century, but the east window is of the Perpendicular style. There are remains of two 15th century incised slabs, and in the chancel there are several brasses. The church contains some fine brasses including the brass of Francis Yarborough, who died in 159, and his wives. His first wife was Elenor (nee Farmery) who was previously married to George Monson. They had two sons and two daughters, which are missing from the brass. Francis' second wife was Frances Wray, niece of Sir Christopher Wray. Francis was son of Edmund and Margaret Yarborough, and was a Sergeant at Law.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

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