St John's Church, Colston Bassett

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Coordinates: 52°53′32″N 00°57′41″W / 52.89222°N 0.96139°W / 52.89222; -0.96139

St John's Church, Colston Bassett
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
Dedication St. John
Parish Colston Bassett
Diocese Southwell and Nottingham
Province York
Rector Rev. Bronwen Gamble

St John's Church, Colston Bassett is a parish church in the Church of England in Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire. It is Grade II listed by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport as a building of special architectural or historic interest.[1]


St John's Church, Colston Bassett was erected in 1892 by the architect Arthur Brewill[2] at the behest of Robert Millington Knowles, High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire.[1] However, the construction was of poor quality and the church needed substantial restoration. This was undertaken in 1934 by Charles Marriott Oldrid Scott. The Bishop of Southwell, the Rt Revd Henry Mosley, re-opened the repaired building on 12 August 1936, at the same time as he instituted the new vicar, the Rev. John Booth.

St John's replaced an earlier parish church dedicated to St Mary, which had become ruined. Substantial remains of St Mary's can still be seen and are listed Grade 1 in the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historical Interest. They date from the Anglo-Saxon, Norman, Gothic (the building's greatest size was reached in 1470), and Georgian periods. The churchyard remains in use.[3]

Current parish status[edit]

St John's Church, Colston Bassett is in the Wiverton group of parishes,[4] which also includes:


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE DIVINE (1210496)". National Heritage List for England. 
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1979). Nottinghamshire (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England). Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin. p. 106. ISBN 978-0300096361. 
  3. ^ Colston Bassett site Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  4. ^ Wiverton Group Retrieved 5 January 2015.