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Description: Church of St John the Evangelist (Roman Catholic)
Date Listed: 8 July 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 244483
OS Grid Reference: SP4536740157
OS Grid Coordinates: 445367, 240157
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0579, -1.3397
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BANBURY SOUTH BAR STREET
SP4540SW (East side)
9/183 Church of St. John the
08/07/75 Evangelist (R.C.)
(Formerly listed as Church of
St. John the Evangelist (Roman
Catholic and adjoining
Presbytery to south)
Church. 1838 by Hickman and Derick of Oxford. Chancel and painted decoration
attributed to Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (Prof. Pheobe Stanton). Gothic-revival style.
Limestone ashlar, ironstone plinth, lead roof. Chancel, nave, west tower.
Embattled chancel has east window of 3 lights with traceried pointed arched head
which is flanked by 2 similar 2-light windows. Hipped roof. Nave: 5 bays divided
by buttresses. Five 2-light pointed arched windows with traceried heads and hood
moulds. West tower: 4 stages. West doorway has wooden door, moulded and
chamfered jambs and spandrels with quatrefoil decoration. Niche above door has
traceried canopy and figure with eagle on pedestal. Clock at third stage. Bell
stage above has 2-light louvred windows with hood moulds. West end of nave has
flanking niches with traceried heads and figures standing on pilasters.
Interior: chancel has painted vaulted roof supported on 4 slender columns.
Painted aumbry. Vaulted nave roof. Slender columns with foliated capitals.
Balcony. Stone relief below the altar of the Crucifixion c.1400 from the old
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p.437; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.X,
Listing NGR: SP4536740157
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Source: English Heritage
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