St John the Baptist

St John’s is one of the unknown treasures of Yorkshire, as old, if not older than nearby Laughton, the church stands on the site of at least one Celtic well, which had its festival day at Midsummer.

Throapham, Yorkshire

Opening times

There is a keyholder notice on the church door.


St Johns Road
S25 1YL

The church contains evidence of Romano/British activity. Many of the walls are Anglo Saxon. The windows, clerestory, tower, screen and font are 15th century, with unusual sculpture on the font showing faces from the three known continents (at the time) and representing the tie with the three Kings/ Magi.

There is a large coped coffin lid from around 1300 and some interesting memorials – including the first memorial written in English not Latin. Two of the altar stones, removed during the Reformation are on site. There are many Mason’s marks, including some similar to ones at Roche Abbey and Rotherham. There is evidence of a larger church.

The church is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust and is now more available to visit due to the founding of the ‘Friends of Throapham Church’ (new members welcome). Visitors to the church are very welcome and we provide guided tours for groups including school children. Come and see what treasures this church has to show!

This church is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust

  • Captivating architecture

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Churches Conservation Trust

Contact information

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