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St John, Whitton, Lincolnshire

(53°42′32″N, 0°38′5″W)
SE 902 245
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now Lincolnshire
  • Thomas E. Russo

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Feature Sets

Dramatically situated overlooking the Humber, this small church consists of a W tower, nave, and chancel with a S chapel. The nave is only 6.7 m wide and 11.3 m in length. Major renovations by W. and C. A. Bassett Smith took place between 1892-97. The large W tower arch leading into the nave is Romanesque.


The village is mentioned in the Domesday Survey, but no church is recorded.


Interior Features


Tower/Transept arches

This roll moulding on impost blocks is unusual in the county and seems at odds with the simplicity of the arch here. Viewed from the W, the label aligns with the edge on the impost on the S side on the arch, but not with the edge of the impost on the N side of the arch. This raises the possibility that the imposts may be renovation interventions.


N. Pevsner,The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire. London, 1990, 797.