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Description: Church of St John the Apostle
Date Listed: 21 October 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 133230
OS Grid Reference: SO8918310107
OS Grid Coordinates: 389183, 210107
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7895, -2.1582
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PAINSWICK CHURCH HILL, Sheepscombe
SO 81 SE
2/55 Church of St John the
Anglican parish church. 1820, by John Wight, and 1872 by Francis Niblett.
Limestone ashlar, stone slate roof to coped gables. Nave, south aisle, chancel,
vestry, small west tower over porch. West front has two Y-tracery 2-light
windows with drip stones flanking the projecting tower with smaller single light
over 4-centred head door in square label mould; clock, 2-light Y-tracery louvred
opening to bell stage; parapet with 4 pinnacles, ogee leaded cupola. Two lofty
pinnacles on square buttresses to flanks, saddle back coping plus string. To
right is added aisle with cusped lancet, and south side has 3 bays with 2-light
windows under square heads with hoods, and a small door at east end. Return
left has three 2-light with Y-tracery. 3-light east window flanked by square
buttresses with gabled cappings, two 2-light Decorated style to south side.
Good C19 west door has, carved around containing arch: 'The Rich and the Poor
meet together. The Lord is the maker of them all', all in caps. Interior has
small gallery to tower with quatrefoil openings in stone balustrade, shallow
chancel with facetted roof; nave has king post roof, and 4-bay arcade. Pitch
pine pews, octagonal font dated 1849. List of incumbents from 1821. Various
tablets. East window glazed 1872.
(VCH, Gloucestershire, Vol XI; Verey, D, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds,
Listing NGR: SO8918310107
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Source: English Heritage
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