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Description: Church of St John
Date Listed: 1 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 146193
OS Grid Reference: SU5616413300
OS Grid Coordinates: 456164, 113300
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9164, -1.2024
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SHEDFIELD CHURCH ROAD
SU 51 SE
6/7 Church of St John
Parish church. 1875, by Colson, Tower of 1887, of Early English style. Walls of
squared limestone rubble with Bath stone dressings; plinth, stepped buttresses
(diagonal at the corners): large east and west windows with Geometrical Tracery,
aisle windows of grouped (2 or 3) lancets, a rose window above triple lancets to the
south transept, circular clearstory frame with pointed cinquefoil lights. Steep
tile roof. Tower of four stages, plinth, entrance doorway on the south side,
buttresses with gabled steps, crenellated parapet and crocketted corner pinnacles.
Of regular arrangement, nave of five bays with aisles, tower at the west bay of the
south aisle, chancel with north and south transepts, north porch. Inside, the
walls are of red brickwork with yellow (some black) banding, the soffit of the
pointed arches being cut with a dog-tooth pattern: the columns are placed
diagonally with stone shafts, with base and band mouldings, and elaborately carved
leaf caps. The fittings are all of the period; stone pulpit, octagonal font (in
the eastern most bay of the south aisle), light wood chancel screen.
Listing NGR: SP5364708496
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Source: English Heritage
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