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Description: Church of Saint John the Baptist
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 106399
OS Grid Reference: SY7621090569
OS Grid Coordinates: 376210, 90569
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7143, -2.3383
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SY 79 SE
9/210 Church of Saint John
Anglican parish church. C13 origin, largely rebuilt 1862-3, architect T H
Wyatt. Rubble stone walls with ashlar dressings. Tiled roofs with coped
gables, except to north aisle and vestry which are slated. Nave, north
aisle of 2 bays, chancel with vestry on north, south porch, west tower.
Tower - lower part C13, raised in C19, with saddleback top. String course
below belfry. Twin lancets to belfry, with mullions in form of column. In
stage below belfry, single lancets. Slit window in lower part of west
wall. In south wall of nave, west of porch, a plain C13 lancet. Gabled
porch has pointed arched opening of 2 orders, the inner order dying into
jambs. Transept gable, immediately east of porch, cuts into porch gable.
In south wall of transept, a 2-light window with plate tracery. South wall
of chancel has 3 plain chamfered lancets. East window of 3 stepped lancets,
under hoodmould which continues as string course. Vestry, north of chancel
has 2 plain chamfered lancets. In north aisle wall, 2 pairs of chamfered
lancets. In west wall, 2 lancets with circular window over. Internally,
walls plastered. Chancel has trussed rafter and scissor braced roof.
Blocked doorway in south wall. Chancel arch of 2 orders, with carved angel
corbels. Nave has trussed rafter roof with additional upper collars. North
arcade has circular column with moulded cap. Simple lean-to to roof to
aisle. Tower arch of 2 orders. Re-set medieval piscina in transept. In
tower, tile slit window in west wall has inner shouldered arch. Font, C19 in
C12 style, with square bowl on circular base with shafts. All fittings C19
(RCHM Monument 1. Dorset Vol II).
Listing NGR: SY7621090569
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