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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 1 January 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 190041
OS Grid Reference: SK8290137845
OS Grid Coordinates: 482901, 337845
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9316, -0.7681
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SK 8237-8337 BOTTESFORD CHURCH LANE
48/144 Church of St John
Parish church. C13 nave and aisles, C14 west tower and chancel.
Alterations recorded 1440. Restored 1875-6 by C. kirk. Ironstone with
limestone dressings. 3 stage tower, externally of 4 stages defined by
string courses. 2-light cusped Y tracery west window. Cusped lancets to
ringing chamber and 2-light Decorated belfry windows. Corbel table below 4
corner pinnacles. Octagonal broach spire with 3 tiers of gabled lucarnes
decreasing markedly in size. They alternate between facets and contain
Decorated 2-light tracery. 3-light Perpendicular south aisle windows under
pointed arches. 2-and 3-light Perpendicular north aisle windows under
pointed segmental arches. 3 2-light cusped clerestory windows each side
under flat heads with hoods. Gabled north and south porches, both with
moulded arched entrances. North porch has in addition stepped diagonal
buttresses and 2 crocketed pinnacles. South porch has set into its east
wall a monument to William Brown, 1761. 2 2-light Flamboyant chancel south
windows and 2 3-light north windows separated by an arched Priest's door.
3-light east window of elongated reticulation units. South and east
windows probably 1875. Interior. 3-bay C13 arcade, the octagonal piers
with polygonal bases and capitals. Capitals with nailhead and occasional
crocket decoration. Double chamfered arches. Triple chamfered tower arch
and depressed chancel arch. C19 nave roof of ties, ridge piece and one
pair butt purlins. 19 C15 poppyheads remain to later benches. Octagonal
C15 font with hollow sides to stem, each with 2 fleurons. 4 carved heads
to base. Bowl has split-cusped quatrefoils to each facet containing
grimacing heads. C15 screen of 3 cusped lights right and left of cusped
ogee opening is so restored as to appear entirely C19. Chancel roof as
nave. Wall monument in chancel to Robert Sanderson, 1682. Heads of
chancel south windows contain fragments of late C14 stained glass.
Listing NGR: SK8290137845
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Source: English Heritage
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