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Church of St John the Baptist, Hartwell

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 235297

OS Grid Reference: SP7852650430
OS Grid Coordinates: 478526, 250430
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1466, -0.8538

Location: Ashton Road, Hartwell, Northamptonshire NN7 2HW

Locality: Hartwell
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN7 2HW

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Listing Text

5P7850 (North side)
11/60 Church of St. John the Baptist


Church. Built 1851 by Charles Vickers of London at a cost of £2,000 in Norman
and Early English styles, retaining Transitional north arcade of medieval
church. Coursed squared limestone and plain-tile roof. Chancel, vestry, nave and
north aisle. 2-bay chancel has 3-light stepped lancet east window and paired
lancets either side with dog-tooth ornament and hood moulds. A lancet window to
south-west with hood mould and priest's door to south with Caernarvon-arched
head with dog-tooth ornament. Chamfered plinth, moulded string course, stepped
over priest's door, corbel table and buttresses to angles and below east window.
Vestry and stair to pulpit over boiler-house to north side of chancel has small
chamfered lancet windows, Caernarvon-arched door at basement level, cornice with
stiff-leaf decoration, lean-to slate roof, and circular stone flue. Nave has
roll-moulded round-arched windows and pilaster buttresses to south. South door
in gabled projection has two orders of shafts, the innermost shafts with toothed
spiral moulding, scalloped capitals, and round-arched head with chevron and
beak-head ornament. Round-arched windows to west end and stone bell-cote to west
gable with a pair of round-headed arches and cross to gable. North aisle has
similar windows. Buttresses to west angles and chamfered stone eaves to nave and
aisle. Interior: chancel has 3-bay stepped arcade to pulpit stair with circular
shafts, stiff-leaf capitals and trefoiled double-chamfered arches. Many-moulded
round-arched chancel arch with one order of shafts and corbels innermost with
elaborate stiff-leaf capitals. Stone pulpit incorporated in structure on north
side of chancel arch and corbelled out from wall. Nave has 4-bay arcade of
former church, late CI2 or early C13, with round piers, capitals carved with
stylized foliage, that furthest west incorporates serpents with intertwined
tails, those to 2 easternmost piers have heads; round arches with dog-tooth.
Chancel has scissor truss roof, nave has arch-braced collar trusses. Tub font
with intersecting round-headed arcading.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p251)

Listing NGR: SP7852650430

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Source: English Heritage

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