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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 167683
OS Grid Reference: SE7327250995
OS Grid Coordinates: 473272, 450995
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9499, -0.8850
SE 75 SW WILBERFOSS BECKSIDE
1/64 Church of St John the
Church. C12 nave, C13 chancel, C14 south aisle, C19 west tower and south
porch. Ashlar, coursed rubble, slate roof. 3-stage west tower with
projecting stair turret to south-east quoin, 3-bay nave with south aisle and
south porch, single-bay chancel with north vestry. West tower: moulded
plinth, diagonal buttresses. Slit windows to stair turret, square-headed
window with cinquefoil light to second stage. Offset to belfry stage: 2-
light pointed belfry openings with cusped Y-tracery under crenellated
parapet with crocketed corner finials. Boarded west door under 4-centred
moulded arch. Nave: moulded plinth with diagonal buttresses with offsets:
that to the south-west quoin of the south aisle has cinquefoil headed niche.
2-light square-headed window with Perpendicular tracery to west, 3-light
square headed window with Perpendicular tracery to east. Late C14 boarded
door and ironwork with blank carved Perpendicular tracery to apex and
applied C18 moulded rails and muntins below in pointed opening with
continuous hollow chamfer. North elevation: truncated remains of two C12
pilaster buttresses rising from damaged chamfered plinth. Chancel: plain
boarded priests door in chamfered opening under segmental arch. Square-
headed 2-light window with cusped ogee tracery. East window of 3 stepped
lancets. Raised coped gable. Interior: pointed double-chamfered tower arch
dying into plain responds. Boarded door under 4-centred arch to south.
South arcade: 3 late C13 pointed double-chamfered arches on octagonal abaci,
moulded capitals, octagonal piers with spurs. Square chamfered bases.
Listing NGR: SE7327250996
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Source: English Heritage
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