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Description: Church of St John the Baptist, Buckhurst Hill
Date Listed: 29 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 118632
OS Grid Reference: TQ4083894220
OS Grid Coordinates: 540838, 194220
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6292, 0.0334
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TQ 49 SW LOUGHTON HIGH ROAD,
4/1 Buckhurst Hill,
Church of St. John the
Parish church, C19. Stone, part coursed, part random, with slate roofs. Nave
consecrated 1837, N aisle, N chapel and chancel 1865, S aisle 1870, extension
and SW spire 1879, W front 1892. The chancel has an E window of 5 trefoiled
lights with tracery under a 4-centred arch, and N and S'windows of 2 trefoiled
lights with segmental-pointed arches. To the W of these on the N side there
is an arcade of 2 2-centred arches with brown marble shaft and capital of
naturalistic foliage into the N chapel, and on the S side a single 2-centred
arch with engaged shafts and naturalistic floriate capitals into the organ-
chamber. The chancel arch is 2-centred and moulded. A richly carved timber
screen has been moved from its original position in the chancel arch further
E into the chancel. The roof of the chancel is in 3 bays with arch-braced
collars. The nave has 2 arcades of 5 bays with 2-centred arches and capitals
of naturalistic foliate designs, all different, except the 2 most westerly
capitals of the N arcade which are moulded. The N aisle is low, with a lean-to
roof, the S aisle high, with a pitched roof. The W window has 5 trefoiled
lights and a 2-centred arch. The roof of the nave is of hammerbeam construction
with arched braces of 4-centred curvature. The glass is of various styles and
dates; one window of the N aisle has glass of Pre-Raphaelite character.
Listing NGR: TQ4083894220
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Source: English Heritage
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