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Description: Church of St John
Date Listed: 24 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 240326
OS Grid Reference: NY7781858410
OS Grid Coordinates: 377818, 558410
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9199, -2.3476
NY 75 NE PLENMELLER WITH WHITFIELD WHITFIELD, ST. JOHNS
8/209 Church of St. John
Former parish church c.1790, reduced in size 1859, refenestrated late Cl9.
Squared stone, rubble on north; tooled and margined quoins, stone dressings.
Grey slate roof. Single-bay nave and slightly narrower single-bay chancel.
West end has hinged doors in re-set late C18 pointed arch with tooled stone
surround, flanked by stubs of former nave. Bellcote with pointed-arched
opening on gable. South wall of nave has 3-light window with simple panel
tracery under 4-centred arch with hoodmould; similar 2-light window on south
side of chancel. East end has 3-light window in C14 style. North wall
Interior: late C18 pointed chancel arch of plain square section with impost
blocks. Chancel has Cl9 boarded ceiling with pierced and cusped arch braces
springing from wall shafts. Panelled dado in nave. Late C18 baluster font.
On north side of sanctuary lower part of elaborate coped C12 grave cover with
lombardic inscription on ridge flanked by overlapping tiers of acanthus leaves
cut in high relief. 4 early Cl9 wall tablets.
The church of c.1790, which replaced a medieval building, originally had a
4-bay nave and a west tower. The stone of the demolished section was re-used
in Holy Trinity Church (q.v.).
Listing NGR: NY7781858410
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Source: English Heritage
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