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Church of St John the Baptist, Kenley

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 June 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 258849

OS Grid Reference: SJ5627900795
OS Grid Coordinates: 356279, 300795
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6032, -2.6470

Location: 1 Langley Hall Cottages, Langley SY5 6NH

Locality: Kenley
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 6NH

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Listing Text

SJ 50 SE
4/66 Church of St. John
13.6.58 the Baptist

Parish church. C12 and C14, restored c. 1854. Roughly coursed gritstone
rubble, machine tile roofs. Nave and chancel in one, west tower and south
porch. Tower: probably C12; squat in 2 stages with later pyramidal roof;
rectangular chamfered openings to second stage on north, south and west
and plain rectangular openings to bottom stage on south and west. Long
nave and chancel in one; 3 mid-C19 windows with Y-tracery on south and
2 on north, all in slight recesses; north wall also has square-headed
blocked doorway to chancel and an infilled round-arched doorway (probably
C12), cut by western of two C19 windows; small blocked rectangular window
to chancel on south; C14 east window of 2 cusped lights with quatrefoil
and mouchettes above; gabled south porch with round-arched doorway probably
C17. Interior: round-arched single-chamfered south doorway has nail-
studded plank and muntin door (probably C17); narrow doorway to tower
is pointed on east with 2 chamfered orders ending in small broaches and
square-headed on west (door with long strap hinges); main feature is late
C14 arch-braced collar beam roof, the 3 eastern trusses (to chancel)
with cusped struts from collars forming quatrefoils, double purlins and
cusped windbraces; the 2 eastern trusses to nave are boxed in (without
struts to collars) and the western truss consists of a tie beam with
raking struts supporting principal rafter; fine carved C17 pulpit has
tester with pendant knobs, reading desk below made up of contemporary
panels; hexagonal font 1875. No monumentsof note. The church is said
to have been a dependent chapelry of Cound (q.v. under Church of St. Peter,
Cound C.P.) in the medieval period and is stituated in an originally
oval-shaped churchyard (q.v. under churchyard wall), suggestive of an
early origin. B.O.E. p.159; D.H.S. Cranage, The Churches of Shropshire,
Part 6 (1903) pp. 493-4; The Post Office Directory of Shropshire (1879)
(ed. E. R. Kelly) p.336.

Listing NGR: SJ5627900795

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Source: English Heritage

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