Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 224729
OS Grid Reference: TG2793738756
OS Grid Coordinates: 627937, 338756
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8979, 1.3875
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TG 23 NE TRIMINGHAM CHURCH STREET
4/67 Church of
4:10:60 St.John the Baptist II*
Parish church. Medieval. Flint with stone dressings. Tile and slate roofs.
West tower, nave, south porch, chancel, vestry. Rather squat west tower
with diagonal buttresses; Y-tracery west window with ogee-headed cusped light
over; to north and south Y-tracery bell-openings; pantiled lean-to to south
face. 2 bay buttressed nave with diagonal buttresses; to the south one
restored Y-tracery window and one 3-light square headed window under hood
mould; to the north a doorway with continuous moulding, the chamfered jambs
merging into an arch with rolls with fillets, hollows between; hood mould;
cusped ogee-headed niche over; 2 C19 Y-tracery windows. Chancel of 2 bays
with 2 square-headed windows of 2 cusped lights to the south; C19 vestry
to the north. East window of 3 lights, the mullions rising to the apex of
the arch; horizontal members in the tracery, cusped and forming complete
and partial quatrefoils. Porch to first nave bay with diagonal buttresses;
single cusped lights to east and west; archway with shafts having polygonal
abaci and bases, hollow chamfered arch with hollow to inner and outer orders
of continuous moulding with fillets and rolls; cusped niche over with hood
mould. Nave doorway with continuous chamfer merging into rolls and fillets
with hollows between; hood mould. Interior. Massive tower buttresses.
C19 roofs. Cusped piscina in south nave wall. Re-used poppy-head bench
ends. Painted screen of c1500 with brattishing to rail and saints to panels.
C19 tower arch. Restored chancel arch with polygonal shafts and chamfered
arch. Sill band to east window. C19 archway to vestry in north chancel
wall. Double piscina with lancets and shaft between; drop-sill sedilia.
Royal arms over south door. C14 font with attached shafts supporting bowl
with tracey to the panels with mouchettes.
Listing NGR: TG2793738756
Source: English Heritage
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