English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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St John the Baptist's Church

Other OS name in the Parish of Glooston

Historical Forms

  • Church (St John) 1846,1863,1877 White
  • Church (St John the Baptist) 1925 Kelly
  • ecclesie de Gloriston 1220 MHW
  • capellam de Glorestona a.1219 RHug
  • the Church Yard(e) 1628,1638 Terrier 1821 et passim


, Church (St John )1846, 1863, 1877 White, Church (St John the Baptist )1925 Kelly; it is earlier recorded as ecclesie de Gloriston 1220 MHW and even earlier with the less exalted style ascapellam de Glorestona a.1219 RHug (with MLat  capella 'a chapel').Note also the Church Yard (e )1628, 1638Terrier et passim to 1821ib , v. churchyerd .