Description: Church of St John
Date Listed: 8 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 244125
OS Grid Reference: SP4389333201
OS Grid Coordinates: 443893, 233201
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9955, -1.3621
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SP43SW BARFORD ST.JOHN & ST.MICHAEL CHURCH LANE
4/23 Church of St. John
Church. C12, C13 and C15. Restoration 1860's by G.E. Street. Regular coursed
ironstone rubble. Stonesfield slate roof. Nave, chancel and south porch.
Chancel: 3-light Perpendicular east window. Single lancet to north. Traceried
window with square head, pointed arched doorway with plank door and 2-light
lancet with limestone hood moulds to south. Nave: Two 2-light Perpendicular
windows with square hood moulds and small 4-centred arched doorway to north. To
south two 2-light Decorated windows with some renewed stonework. South doorway:
Romanesque with zig zag decoration and jamb shafts with volute capitals, plank
door. South porch: By Street, noted as an eccentric addition (Pevsner),
octagonal tower with pyramidal roof and foliated circles to bell opening.
Interior: Early English chancel and chancel arch. Fittings: Romanesque font, tub
shaped on a Perpendicular base. Monument to James Belcher 1722 on north wall of
chancel, decorated with cherubs. Date 1662 carved on highest stage of tower.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974 p.445; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol IX,
Listing NGR: SP4389333201
Source: English Heritage
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