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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248401
OS Grid Reference: SU6039298813
OS Grid Coordinates: 460392, 198813
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6848, -1.1278
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STADHAMPTON THE GREEN
SU6098 (West side)
14/163 Church of St. John the Baptist
Church. C15 and C16. Tower 1737 by Richard Belcher, mason; restored and enlarged
1875 by E.G. Bruton. Limestone rubble with ashlar dressings; old plain-tile
roofs. Chancel, aisled nave and west tower. Short Cl6 chancel has, on the north,
a plain 4-centre arched doorway between square-headed windows of one and 2
lights with recessed spandrels, shallow cusping and deep casement mouldings; on
the north is a plainer window of 2 arched lights; the 3-light C19 traceried east
window is in Perpendicular style. A quoin at the south-east angle is inscribed
1600. The north side of the nave and north aisle have plain paired lancets of
1875 and a matching entrance door. The C15 north aisle has two square-headed
windows of 2 trefoil-headed lights plus a traceried east window; the north
doorway has a hollow-chamfered arch. All gable parapets are C19. The 2-stage
tower in Baroque style, has a plinth, a moulded string and a solid panelled
parapet rising above a cornice supported on moulded corbels; the corners have
stone urn finials with flame terminals. The top stage has 4 round-arched
openings, with projecting keyblocks, and the western doorway has projecting
imposts and keyblock and is infilled with a smaller C19 doorway. Interior: C15
chancel arch and 3-bay north arcade with octagonal piers. C19 south arch and
3-bay south arcade with square capitals. Plain C19 roofs. C12 tub font. Figures
from two early C15 brasses are mounted on north wall. Late C18 wall tablet, with
carved achievement surrounded by ribbons, is signed "Henry Westmacott". Large
early C18 black marble ledger to John and Margaret D'Oyly has carved shield of
arms. Royal arms of Queen Elizabeth I has a gadrooned frame and retains much
original colouring. C15 parish chest.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol. VII pp. 90-91; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.
Listing NGR: SU6039298813
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Source: English Heritage
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