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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 29 May 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 140809
OS Grid Reference: SU3643727792
OS Grid Coordinates: 436437, 127792
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0483, -1.4816
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KINGS SOMBORNE UPPER ELDON
SU 32 NE Church of
St John the
Redundant church. Late C12, E wall rebuilt early C19 and roof similarly, late C20
restoration. Rubble flint rendered, stone dressing, rebuilt brick wall, old plain
tile roof. Single cell church. Brick E wall set slightly W of original has
pointed window copying original. Sloping brick buttresses to each end. Other
walls all have stone roll mould string at sill level, halfway up wall. S wall has
to W of centre round headed window with continuous chamfer and roll mould inside
it. To W rebuilt pointed doorway with C20 door and buttress on corner. N wall
has 2 similar windows each side of centre, to W of centre stone for consecration
cross, and clasping buttress at W end. W wall has similar window with rectangular
squint below, to S consecreation cross stone and SW buttress. Inside E wall is
rendered with render imitation rear arch to E window and string course below, with
reset consecration cross stone each side. On other walls much repaired roll mould
string. At E end of N & S walls half of splays of rear arches of windows lost in
shortening. To N each side of centre and W of an S wall wide splayed pointed rear
arches with continuous roll moulding. Possibly remains of NW window with consecra-
tion cross stone below. In SW reconstructed C20 roundheaded doorway with consecra-
tion cross stone above. On W wall similar rear arch to window with squint below,
not glazed. Vested with the Redundant Churches Fund since 1971.
Listing NGR: SU3576130748
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Source: English Heritage
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