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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 20 June 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 248007
OS Grid Reference: SU5915884138
OS Grid Coordinates: 459158, 184138
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5530, -1.1481
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MOULSFORD THE STREET
SU58SE (East side)
5/123 Church of St. John the Baptist
20/06/72 (Formerly listed as St. John
the Baptist's Church)
Church. c.1846 on old foundations. By Sir George Gilbert Scott. Flint and stone
base with stone dressings; flint and stone with stone dressings; old plain-tile
roof; wood bell tower with splay-footed shingled roof to left. Early English
style. 3-bay nave, north aisle, and chancel ,with west tower. Central open
timber framed porch to 2-centred arched doorway with hood mould. Plank door with
wrought iron hinges. Paired lancet to left. Paired trefoil-tapped lancet to
right of centre. Trefoil-topped lancet to right. 3-light east window with
Reticulated tracery. Single lancet to centre of north aisle. Paired lancet to
left and right. Paired lancet to right return of aisle. Paired trefoil-topped
lancet to right of nave. Single lancet to east end. Interior: arch-braced roof
to nave; barrel-vault roof to chancel. C19 stained glass to chancel. Piscina to
right of chancel. Richly carved pulpit, lecturn and choir stalls. Wooden arcaded
communion rail. 3 segmental pointed arches to north aisle, corbelled to aisle
side. Octagonal C19 font with carved quatrefoil to each side. Good series of
wall monuuments of c.1694 to east end.
(V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.III, 1923, p.507; Buildings Buildings of England: Berkshire,
p. 179; David Cole, The Work of Sir Gilbert Scott, 1980, p.39).
Listing NGR: SU5915884138
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Source: English Heritage
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