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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 226745
OS Grid Reference: TG3134403058
OS Grid Coordinates: 631344, 303058
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5761, 1.4129
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HELLINGTON HELLINGTON HILL, West
TG 30 SW Side
Church of St. John
Parish church. Fabric mainly 12th and 14th century with later roofs over
nave and chancel. Flint and brick with limestone dressings. Slate roofs
to nave and chancel, black glazed pantiles over porch. West tower, nave,
chancel, south porch. 12th century round west tower with 14th century 2-
light bell openings. later embattled parapet with brick dressings and coping.
Fine 14th century south porch, now much patched and repaired, with large
diagonally-set niches flanking entrance. Entrance arch on trefoil responds;
remains of niche above. The east and west walls of the porch each have three
closely set openings with cusped arches. South doorway 12th century very
elaborate: three orders of shafts with scallop and volute capitals, arch
of three orders with fillets between the major orders. Nave and chancel
windows generally early 14th century with a rich variety of Decorated motifs;
ball-flower and head stops to hood moulds. Restored 5-light east window.
Parapeted east gable on moulded stone kneelers, with gable cross. One square
headed north nave window of two lights, subdivided in head. Hood mould with
headstops. North wall of chancel rebuilt in brick with pilaster-buttresses
and large staged buttress at north-east corner. 12th century north doorway
with two orders of shafts. Interior: window reveals have attached shafts
and hoodmoulds on headstops. Chancel arch on responds with foliage capitals.
14th century piscina in south east corner of chancel, with two arches and
central shaft. Memorial slab with brass inset to Sir Anthony Gaudy d.March
30th, 1642. Some fragments of medieval glass in south chancel window. Semi-
circular tower arch, unmoulded, with slab imposts. Octagonal font with
quatrefoiled panels around bowl and panelled stem.
Listing NGR: TG3134403058
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Source: English Heritage
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