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Church of St John the Baptist, Harescombe

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 131748

OS Grid Reference: SO8373710416
OS Grid Coordinates: 383737, 210416
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7922, -2.2372

Location: Harescombe, Gloucestershire GL4 0XD

Locality: Harescombe
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL4 0XD

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There is also a scheduled monument, Cross in St John the Baptist's Churchyard, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(south side)

5/93 church of St. John the Baptist



Parish church. C13; 1871 restoration by Francis Niblett. Coursed,
squared and ashlar limestone; stone slate roof. Nave without
aisles; chancel, south porch and north vestry. C13 chamfered
pointed-arched south doorway with medieval plank and batten door;
C19 restored porch with pointed arch and diagonal corner buttresses
to parapet gable; narrow side lancets. Two trefoil-headed nave
lancets to right; east end of nave has wide offset buttress and
wide coping to gable below C13 bellcote: octagonal stone spire
having 4 attached octagonal pinnacles with C19 iron crosses;
central moulded bracket divides space for 2 bells. Two C18
memorials on wall west of porch. Blocked C13 doorway to buttressed
north nave wall with 3 trefoil-headed lancets. C19 2-light west
window with quatrefoil tracery and carved head labels to hood
mould. C19 restored pair of cinquefoil lancets to east chancel
wall; 2 trefoil-headed C13 lancets to south with C18 memorial to
right; single trefoil headed lancet to north with lean-to C19
vestry to right having trefoil-headed north lancets. Limewashed
interior. C19 4-bay collar truss nave roof; C13 pointed chancel
arch with chamfered archivolt; chancel altered in Cl9; 3-bay
arcaded reredos with tile inlay; raised floor; plank boarded
chancel roof; large chamfered segmental arch to vestry.
Cinquefoil-headed piscina in south chancel wall with credence
table; cinquefoil-headed south nave piscina. C20 altar screen with
carved angels on riddle posts; Jacobean hexagonal pulpit on Cl9
moulded stone base; C19 box pews. Two C18 memorials, either side
of chancel arch: right to Rev. Mr Jonathan Blagge BA, died 1726,
has oval inscription panel with putti and cherubs, and is
surmounted by bust of the rector, all painted; left is oval moulded
memorial to CHARLES STOCK, Rector of Harescombe, died 1707/8, also
painted. C19 stained glass to west window; C20 to east. (D.
Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979.)

Listing NGR: SO8373710416

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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