Church of St John of Beverley, Scarrington

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Coordinates: 52°58′00″N 00°54′25″W / 52.96667°N 0.90694°W / 52.96667; -0.90694

Church of St John of Beverley, Scarrington
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Denomination Church of England
Website The Cranmer Group
Dedication St John of Beverley
Parish Scarrington
Diocese Southwell and Nottingham
Province York
Vicar(s) The Revd Bryony Wood

The Church of St John of Beverley, is a parish church of the Church of England, in the village of Scarrington, Nottinghamshire. It dates from the 13th century and is Grade I listed by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.[1]


The church is medieval, dating from the 13th century,[1] but was restored by J. H. Hakewill in 1867–69.[2] It was a chapelry of St Mary's at Orston until 1867, and then formed a new parish under a vicar with Aslockton until 1910, when it was joined with Hawksworth and Aslockton returned to its earlier affiliation to Whatton.[3]

St John of Beverley's was described in 1866 as having a tower and spire and a nave and chancel. The south aisle had been removed in 1802 and the south arcade walled up in bricks. The 1867 restoration included a new south aisle. The vestry was also added in the 19th century, as were the chancel arch and reredos. The small Restoration period font replaced one removed by the Puritans. The bowl of another font, found later and now placed at the east end of the south aisle, may or may not be the original one.[3]

Parish structure[edit]

The church belongs to the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham as one the Cranmer Group of parishes, which includes:


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of St John of Beverley (1272713)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Nikolaus Pevsner: The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire (Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1979), p. 304.
  3. ^ a b A Short Guide to the Parish Churches of the Bingham Rural Deanery, eds G. R. D. McLean and J. Pickworth-Hutchinson (Bingham, UK: Bingham Deanery Chapter, 1963).