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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 9 February 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 249587
OS Grid Reference: SU4072798108
OS Grid Coordinates: 440727, 198108
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6803, -1.4123
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KINGSTON BAGPUIZE WITH SOUTHMOOR ABINGDON ROAD
SU4098 (West side)
11/88 Church of St. John the Baptist
Church. 1799-1800 by John Fidel of Farringdon: remodelled in 1882 by Edwin Dolby
of Abingdon. Coursed and dressed limestone on ashlar plinth, with rusticated
quoins; hipped Welsh-slate roof. Nave with apse. 2-bay side walls, including
south chapel, have blind rusticated round arches with inner round-arched leaded
casements. Pedimented east gable wall has apse with similar surrounds to stained
glass window. Pedimented west end has similar round-arched entry: paired
Norman-style windows by Dolby surmount Doric entablature with columns framing
plain double-leaf doors. Fine bell cupola: oak Doric columns dividing louvred
sides, support lead roof with wrought-iron weathervane. Interior: late C19
benches and pulpit. Late C18 and early C19 wall tablets and Latin memorial
tablet to George Rainsbee, d.1624. South Chapel has wall tablet to John Blandy,
d.1844, and to John Blandy, d.1762, and his wife: latter has marble obelisk with
2 portrait medallions and flanked by putti, standing on entablature; fine
monument to Edmund Fettiplace, d.1710, has tasselled canopy over folding drapery
with urns, set over inscription tablet with achievement and winged putto at
base. Plan and elevations of 1799 show the apse ascribed by Pensner to Dolby.
(Bodleian Library, MS Top. Berks. C.57 pls.138, 139; John Betjeman and John
Piper (Eds.), Hurray's Architectural Guide, Berkshire, p.131; Buildings of
England: Berkshire, p.160; V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol. IV, p.350; H.M. Colvin, A
Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, 1978, p.306).
Listing NGR: SU4072798108
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Source: English Heritage
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