St John the Baptist's Church, Sutterby

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St John the Baptist's Church, Sutterby
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St John the Baptist's Church, Sutterby, from the southeast
St John the Baptist's Church, Sutterby is located in Lincolnshire
St John the Baptist's Church, Sutterby
St John the Baptist's Church, Sutterby
Location in Lincolnshire
Coordinates: 53°13′50″N 0°04′29″E / 53.2306°N 0.0746°E / 53.2306; 0.0746
OS grid reference TF 386 724
Location Sutterby, Lincolnshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website Friends of Friendless Churches
Dedication John the Baptist
Functional status Redundant
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 3 February 1967
Architectural type Church
Groundbreaking 12th century
Completed 14th century
Materials Greenstone with brick,
slate roofs

St John the Baptist's Church is a redundant Anglican church in the village of Sutterby, Lincolnshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building,[1] and is under the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches.[2]


The church dates from the 12th century with additions in the 14th century.[1] A south porch was added in 1743.[2] It was declared redundant by the Diocese of Lincoln in August 1972, and gifted as a monument in March 1981.[3] It was taken into the care of the charity, the Friends of Friendless Churches, who has held the freehold from 3 July 1981.[4] Major repairs were carried out in 2002, and more repairs are being undertaken in 2010.[2]


St John's is a simple building in one storey. It is constructed in greenstone with some brick patching, and has slate roofs. Its plan consists of a nave with a south porch, and a narrower chancel. In the west wall is a blocked window. The north wall contains a blocked 12th-century round-arched doorway and a blocked rectangular window. In the east wall is a four-light window with trefoil heads, and there is a similar two-light window in the south wall of the chancel. The south wall of the nave is supported by a brick buttress, to the left of which is a two-light window dating from the 14th century. The porch is gabled and has a 14th-century ogee-arched doorway.[1] Internally, the furniture includes a 14th-century font in Decorated style with carved tracery on its sides, an 18th-century pulpit which is in a collapsed condition, and what remains of a 19th-century screen.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Historic England, "Church of St John the Baptist, Langton by Spilsby (1147550)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 20 December 2013 
  2. ^ a b c Sutterby St John the Baptist, Friends of Friendless Churches, retrieved 18 July 2010 
  3. ^ Sutterby, GENUKI, retrieved 18 July 2010 
  4. ^ Churches and chapels owned by the Friends of Friendless Churches: Details for Visitors, London: Friends of Friendless Churches, June 2010 
  5. ^ Saunders, Matthew (2010), Saving Churches, London: Frances Lincoln, pp. 100–101, ISBN 978-0-7112-3154-2