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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 16 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 247379
OS Grid Reference: SU6983979319
OS Grid Coordinates: 469839, 179319
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5085, -0.9951
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KIDMORE END WOOD LANE
SU67NE (South side)
9/161 Church of St. John the Baptist
Church. 1852. By Arthur Billing. Vestry added 1894. Knapped flint with stone
dressings; plain tile roof. 4-bay nave with apse. Early English style. Gabled
porch to right of centre with 2-centred arched doorway with glazed C20 double
door. Single lancet to each bay except paired lancet to left. Octagonal apse
with lancet window to each face. 2 lancet windows to west end with quatrefoil
window above. Lancet windows to south side. Vestry in similar style under
catslide roof. Gabled roof to nave with hipped roof to apse. Bellcote to west
end gable. Interior: Stone octagonal font with carved panels to principal faces,
on marble columns with stepped base. Stone pulpit with Salviati mosaic panels to
left of apse arch. Organ to right of apse arch with painted decoration to pipes.
Piscina to left of altar. Sedilia to right of altar. Reredos of blind trefoil
arches to three sides of the apse. Ornamental glazed faience tiles to floor of
apse. Wooden truss roof to nave. Painted brick vault to apse with decorated
ribs. A small church with good fittings.
(Buildings of England: 0xfordshire, p.672-3).
Listing NGR: SU6983979319
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Source: English Heritage
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