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The most interesting feature of St John the Baptist is the finely carved west doorway. Among the many carvings that adorn the doorway are figures of Adam, Eve and the serpent, the Lamb of God, a pelican, leaves, fruit, and other Biblical symbols. Running around the edge of the outermost order is an inscription in Lombardic text which re:. You enter the church through a gabled porch protecting a 14th-century doorway. The north nave arcade dates to the 15th century and is decorated with later 19th-century carved he.
In the north aisle is an ornately carved piscina.
The font is quite plain, and dates to the 14th century and the tower screen is a century later. In the tower are lead slates carved with likenesses of ships. The tower holds a ring of three bells, the oldest being cast in The church was heavily restored in by architect James Fowler of Louth, who had a hand in restoring many Lincolnshire churches during the mid-Victorian period.
Yarborough church was declared redundant in and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. It is normally open daily to visitors. Most photos are available for licensing, please contact Britain Express image library.
Medieval Victorian. Heritage Rated from 1- 5 low-exceptional on historic interest.
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The hotel is tastefully decorated …. Toggle. Best of Britain. Yarburgh, St John the Baptist Church. St John's is an attractive medieval church built of local sandstone inafter a fire destroyed the church on this site. This makes it particularly interesting, as much of the architecture dates solely from the early 15th century.
You can see evidence of the 15th-century fire on the darkened stonework of the nave arcade. Running around the edge of the outermost order is an inscription in Lombardic text which re: ' Wo so looks thys work upon, pray for all that yt begun ' You enter the church through a gabled porch protecting a 14th-century doorway.
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