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Church of St John the Baptist, Scampton

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 197023

OS Grid Reference: SK9480979475
OS Grid Coordinates: 494809, 379475
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3037, -0.5787

Location: High Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire LN1 2SE

Locality: Scampton
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN1 2SE

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Listing Text


4/61 Church of
St.John the
30-11-66 Baptist


Parish church. C14, C15, C16, early C17, 1794, 1876-77
restoration by Bodley & Garner. Coursed limestone rubble, ashlar
dressings, plain tiled and slate roofs having stone coped gables.
Western tower, nave, chancel, south porch, north aisle, vestry.
2 stage C14 tower, plinth, chamfered string course, embattled
parapet and single water chutes to north and south sides. West
wall has a recut lancet window; belfry stage has paired ogee
headed lights in chamfered surround to all sides. North aisle
has a slate roof and a 2 light C19 window. North wall has 3
triple light windows with C16 flat heads and hood mould and 4
centred arches to lights. Vestry, originally a north chapel, has
a door with a cambered head and single chamfered surround with
hood mould. To left a single 2 light window similar to those in
the north aisle. Vestry east wall has a C19 4 light window with
ogee heads to the lights. The whole of the east end was rebuilt
in the C19. The east wall of the chancel has 2 lancets and above
a recessed quatrefoil light with moulded surround. Chancel south
wall has a C19 lancet and a recut C14 3 light window with cusped
ogee heads to the lights. The nave south wall has 2 C19 2 light
windows with flowing tracery. South porch is C19 with 2 centred
outer arch and side lights. C19 double chamfered south door
without capitals. Interior. 3 bay C16 north arcade, octagonal
pillars and responds, double chamfered arches with hood moulds.
C14 tower arch, octagonal responds and capitals and single
moulded and hollow chamfered head. At the east end of the north
aisle is a double chamfered archway without capitals into the
former north chapel. Double chamfered C16 chancel arch with
octagonal responds and crude capitals. In the chancel north wall
is a double chamfered C16 arch to the north chapel. Capitals
match those of the chancel. Further east is an aumbry with
central mullion and in the south wall a semi-circular headed
piscina with rudimentary dogtooth decoration. Fittings are a
carved C17 chest and a contemporary settle with carved back. All
other fittings, including the font, are C19. Monuments. In the
chancel north wall, 2 fine brass inscribed armorial wall plaques,
one to Catherine Bolles d.1644, the other to Sir John Bolles
d.1648. Glass in chancel dated 1887. The windows in the north
aisle were rebuilt in 1877, and it is possible that they came
from the demolished Scampton Manor House.

Listing NGR: SK9480979475

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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