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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 1 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199161
OS Grid Reference: TQ2455796463
OS Grid Coordinates: 524557, 196463
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6532, -0.2009
5004 WOOD STREET
Church of St John the Baptist
TQ 2496 10/25 1.2.50 (Formerly listed as Parish
Church of Chipping Barnet)
Altered extensively in circa 1873-5 by William Butterfield, the Church incorporates
the mid C15 building as its double north aisle. Flint with stone dressings in bands
and chequerwork. Imposing west tower. Timber fleche by Traylen.
Interior plastered. Nave roof double framed collar-braced with closely spaced
scissor-braced rafters. Roof to C15 building shows a flat panelled ceiling. Font
cover, altar and reredos of stone and Purbeck marble by Butterfield (1880-82).
Elaborately carved pulpit and unique set of carved pew-ends by Traylen. Organ by
Hill circa 1876. Ravenscroft Chapel in south aisle contains fine C17 alabaster
effigy of Thomas Ravenscroft, a local benefactor. Glass in north and south aisles
by Henry Holiday in good Arts and Crafts manner circa 1887-89.
Listing NGR: TQ2455296465
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Source: English Heritage
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