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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 30 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 167794
OS Grid Reference: TA1446665591
OS Grid Coordinates: 514466, 465591
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0735, -0.2521
CARNABY CHURCH LANE
TA 16 NW
2/38 Church of St John The
Church. Late C13 - early C14 origins including the south aisle, with
extensive rebuilding including C15 (heightening of) tower, late C17 - early
C18 rebuilding of chancel and early - mid C18 rebuilding of nave and C19
alterations and with restorations c1986. Magnesian limestone tower, south of
aisle and plinth with pinkish-red brick nave and chancel, the lower courses
limestone, with ashlar dressings and pantile roof. 3-stage west tower, nave
with 5-bay south aisle and clerestory to south side, single-bay chancel.
Tower: double-chamfered plinth, full-height angle and diagonal buttresses
with offsets; to west end, first stage a 2-light, pointed window with
Perpendicular tracery to head, mostly re-cut, within double-chamfered
surround and under hoodmould; first stage band; slit window to south side;
twin-light traceried Perpendicular bell openings, within double-chamfered
surrounds and under hoodmoulds; stair well to north-west corner. Embattled
parapets and corner pinnacles. Nave. South aisle: buttresses with offsets.
Entrance to first bay, a round-arched opening with chamfered jambs and with
double-chamfered arch, plank door. Within a C20 plank door set into blocked
pointed arcade. Single lancet and 3 pairs of lancets, one with trefoil to
head, all within chamfered surrounds. Clerestory has C18 lancet windows.
North side has three 3-light windows with geometric-type tracery to heads.
Chancel has C20 3-light straight-headed window with moulded brick mullions
and under elliptical arch; to north side a late C20 multi-paned window.
Interior. Triple-chamfered, pointed tower arch on octagonal responds with
moulded capitals with nailhead enrichment and bases, under hoodmould with
head stops. 5-bay south arcade (the westernmost partly blocked); double-
chamfered, pointed arches on octagonal piers with moulded capitals with
nailhead enrichment and bases; central pier has inscription 'hic jacet /
corpus W / alteri Upi / by humanatum / cuius animam absolvet deus'. Double-
chamfered chancel arch on chamfered responds with chamfered capitals. C12
drum font decorated with lozenges filled with chevrons and rosettes.
Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and the East Riding, 1978, p213.
Listing NGR: TA1446665591
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