St John's Church, Colston Bassett

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 is an English parish church of 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
DenominationChurch of England
ChurchmanshipBroad Church
DedicationSt. John
ParishColston Bassett
DioceseSouthwell and Nottingham


St John's Church, Colston Bassett, was built in 1892 by the architect Arthur Brewill at the behest of Robert Millington Knowles of Colston Bassett Hall, High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire.[2][1] However, the work was of poor quality and the church soon needed restoration. This was begun in 1934 by Charles Marriott Oldrid Scott, and the building reopened by the Bishop of Southwell, the Henry Mosley on 12 August 1936, while instituting a new vicar, the Rev. John Booth.

St John's replaced an earlier parish church dedicated to St Mary, which had become ruined and was further from the village.[2][3] Substantial remains of it 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.[4]

Current parish statusEdit

St John's Church, Colston Bassett is in the Wiverton group of parishes,[5] which also includes:

Service times can be found here: Retrieved 5 January 2018.

Old RectoryEdit

The Old Rectory dates from 1834 and was designed by Henry Moses Wood.[6]


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE DIVINE (1210496)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b Pevsner, Nikolaus (1979). Nottinghamshire (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England). Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin. p. 106. ISBN 978-0300096361.
  3. ^ Southwell church history site Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  4. ^ Colston Bassett site Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  5. ^ Wiverton Group Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  6. ^ Colvin, Howard (1995). A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840. Yale University Press. p. 1072. ISBN 0300060912.