Harringworth, St John the Baptist

Harringworth, St John

Harringworth, St John

A wonderful juxtaposition of medieval England and the advance of 19th century technology. This towered and spired church, built in both limestone and ironstone, lies adjacent to the great arched Welland Viaduct, in polychrome brick, built by John Underwood in the 1870’s for the Midland Railway. Internally the church is a square with arched divisions creating north and south aisles with a tower base and a chancel. It is as handsome an example of a medieval church as you will find in the north part of the county. It is the sort of church that gave the county its sobriquet of “spires and quires”. Here the squires were the Tryon family who were buried in the north aisle. It is a very curious affair with elaborate wrought iron railings, circa 1700, projecting stairs descending to a vault ...

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Contact & Opening Times

St John the Baptist
Seaton Rd
NN17 3AF

Opening Times


The church is open during daylight hours.


Contact Details


Any problems please contact Rev. Jane Baxter – 01752 822717 or revjanebaxter@gmail.com

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