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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 4 October 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 182297
OS Grid Reference: SD5890971825
OS Grid Coordinates: 358909, 471825
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1406, -2.6305
There is also a scheduled monument, Chapel Hill Motte, Arkholme, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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SD 57 SE
Church of St John the Baptist
4/3 (formerly listed as Parish Church)
Church, late Perpendicular, extensively restored in 1897 by Austin and
Paley. Sandstone rubble with stone slate roof. Comprises a nave with south
aisle, a chancel under a continuous roof, a vestry, and a south porch. The
west wall has a 3-light window with Perpendicular tracery under a pointed
head. To the right is a buttress with offsets. The west window of the
aisle is of one trefoiled light. At the apex of the gable is an ashlar
bellcote topped by a cyma-moulded open segmental pediment. This probably
dates from the 1788 reconstruction, when the church was given round-headed
windows with plain stone surrounds, removed by Austin and Paley. The north
nave wall is of bays having cross windows with trefoiled upper lights.
The south aisle wall has 4 2-light windows with flat heads and trefoiled
lights, the 2 right-hand windows adjacent. The porch is buttressed and has
a coping with kneelers and a moulded doorway with pointed head and hood.
In the east wall of the aisle is a window of 2 hollow-chamfered
round-headed lights. The east window is of 4 trefoiled lights under a
pointed head with Perpendicular tracery. The hood mould is re-used and has
worn head stops. Both gables have copings with kneelers, the eastern one
also with a finial. Interior has 4-bay arcade of round arches of 2
chamfered orders and octagonal piers with capitals. Some masons' marks are
visible on the arches. The eastern capital has some rough carving,
including a dog chasing a hare and a slung horn. The roof has queen-post
trusses and wind-braced purlins. The eastern end of the church was rebuilt
during the restoration and contains twin sedilia and a piscina.
Listing NGR: SD5890971825
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Source: English Heritage
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