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Church of St John the Evangelist, Taynton

Description: Church of St John the Evangelist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 253719

OS Grid Reference: SP2341213544
OS Grid Coordinates: 423412, 213544
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8200, -1.6617

Location: Taynton, Oxfordshire OX18 4UB

Locality: Taynton
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX18 4UB

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Listing Text

Church of St. John the
SP2313 Evangelist

Church. c.1360 nave and north aisle; south aisle c.1500; chancel rebuilt c.1865
by W.F. Poulton. Stone ashlar; stone slate roof to chancel, other roofs not
visible. 2-bay chancel, 3-bay aisled nave and west tower. North side: C19 stone
porch to centre of aisle, having 2-centre arch on half-columns. 2-centre arched
doorway with hood mould and double-leaf door. 3-light Curvilinear-tracery window
to left of aisle. Three 3-light stone mullion windows to clerestory, having
cusped lights and hood moulds. 3-light Reticulated-tracery window to right
return of aisle. 2 lancets to chancel. Battlemented parapet to aisle, plain
parapet to nave. South side. Blocked 2-centre arched doorway with moulded
surround to left of aisle. Stone 4-light mullion and transom window to right
with cusped lights and hood mould. 4-light stone mullion window to left, above
doorway, with cusped lights and hoodmould. Lancet to left return of aisle. C19
paired lancets to organ chamber and vestry. Plain parapet to aisle. Three
3-light stone mullion windows to clerestory having cusped lights and hood
moulds. Triple lancet to East end of chancel. West tower has louvred lancets to
upper stage and louvred 2-light Rectilinear-tracery openings to top stage.
Battlemented parapet. Interior: 2-bay C19 arch-braced collar truss roof to
chancel. 3-bay Perpendicular roof to nave with moulded ribs and gilded bosses,
probably largely C19 restoration,. Nave arcades of 2 two-centred arches on
fluted piers. 2-centre arch to tower. Rood-screen steps to left of chancel arch.
Elaborate C15 octagonal stone font.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1979, pp804-5)

Listing NGR: SP2341213544

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Source: English Heritage

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