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MISSON ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

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We would like to welcome you to our parish church and hope you enjoy your visit. Building began during the 12th century and it has been the centre of religious life of the village for over 800 years. Standing on high ground towards the centre of the village, the church is an imposing building. It is believed that Roche Abbey near Rotherham is constructed from the same magnesium limestone.

In its early years, the church was attached to the Gilbertine Priory of Mattersey and before that to Welbeck Abbey. Misson is an ancient village, mentioned in the Domesday Book. The church has been fortunate not to have been changed during the Victorian period and remains a plain but beautiful building.

There are many interesting things to see here. The original porch contains a stoup, a small bowl set into the wall used for holy water. The nave pillars are all different, which could meant that they are a mixture of Saxon and Norman work. There are a number of masons’ marks in the stonework and the names of two churchwardens from 1729 carved into one of the roof beams. On the north wall there is a lead tablet which depicts the two churchwardens and a plumber from 1726.

The chancel contains a plaque bearing the following inscription “This chancel bounded the letter A, belongs to Acklom Esq. Impropr. and Lord of the Nottinghamshire and Rectorial Manors in Misson”. The Acklom family were, for some generations, the owners of the nearby Wiseton estate. The estate passed to Lord Althorpe who later became Earl Spencer and was an ancestor of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.

VISITING ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

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Address: Middle Street, Misson, DN10 6EQ

Opening Times: Please contact us to arrange a visit.

Contact: 01302 711388 or 01302 711349 or anne.rowe@hotmail.co.uk

Directions: A1(M) J1 (Blyth). Take A614 through Bawtry. Take 2nd right in town, then right again into Misson.

Grid Reference: SK 690 949 GB Grid

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http://www.achurchnearyou.com/misson-st-john-the-baptist/

The text has been written by volunteers from the site, more information can be found when you visit in person.

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