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Church of St John the Baptist, Randwick

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 132773

OS Grid Reference: SO8274706702
OS Grid Coordinates: 382747, 206702
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7587, -2.2514

Location: 2 The Lane, Randwick, Gloucestershire GL6 6HH

Locality: Randwick
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL6 6HH

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Listing Text


14/214 Church of St John the Baptist



Parish church. C14 tower. Remainder extensively rebuilt in C18
and early C19. Nave restored and partly rebuilt 1865 by W.B.
Baker of Stroud; large south aisle and chapel added 1894-6.
Ashlar limestone; stone and artificial stone slate roof. Nave
and chancel with south aisle and chapel; north vestry and west
tower; west porch. Two-stage tower with Decorated tracery to
west window; diagonal offset corner buttresses. Two-light belfry
openings with stone louvres and crenellated parapet. Parapet
gabled west porch with pointed archway, end wall of aisle having
older masonry at base, one stone dated 1719; upper part of gable
with cusped circular west window and remainder of aisle added 1894-
6. Three geometrical traceried windows to south wall of aisle;
three Decorated style north nave windows. Parapet east gable ends
to chancel and south aisle, chancel window with Decorated tracery,
geometrical tracery to aisle. C20 gabled north vestry; hipped
roof to organ loft alongside.
Interior: C19 2-bay pointed arched arcade between a nave and aisle
of similar width and height. Low-pitched ribbed nave ceiling, 5-
bay arched braced collar truss roof to aisle. Cusped roof trusses
in chancel supported on carved corbels with shafts to eastern bay
terminated by carved angels. Shouldered arched vestry doorway
with quatrefoil openwork panel above. Oddly-placed pointed arched
doorway central to east end of aisle. Font, pulpit, pews and
choir stalls all C19. Some good monuments: wall tablet with
elaborate border containing cherubs' heads to SARAH COOKE, died
1726. Several other C18 monuments to west aisle wall. Monument
with scrolled pediment to nave wall has crest and gadrooned base,
inscribed to James Mitchel, Gent Lord of Randwick, died 1758.
Another with 2 urns on obelisk background to ANN, Wife of Thomas
White, died 1784. Some windows have later C19 stained glass.
Queen Anne hatchment dated 1711 to west wall of aisle.
(N.M. Herbert, 'Randwick' in V.C.H. Glos. x, 1972, pp 224-230; D.
Verey, Cotswold Churches, 1976, and Gloucestershire: The
Cotswolds, 1979) ___

Listing NGR: SO8274706702

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Source: English Heritage

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