Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279908
OS Grid Reference: TM0168659367
OS Grid Coordinates: 601686, 259367
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1956, 0.9496
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ONEHOUSE FOREST ROAD
TM 05 NW
2/133 Church of St. John the
Parish church, medieval with major alterations of early C19 and 1887-93.
Nave, west tower, south porch; the chancel was rebuilt early C19. Flint
rubble with freestone dressings; the nave is mainly plastered and has a
plaintiled roof. The tower is round and of C12 or earlier. It has C13
pointed windows at belfry level and below on the west side, and a plain tower
arch perhaps also remodelled in C13. The nave has Norman walling; the windows
are of early C19 stucco in the Gothic manner. Nave roof with double collars
to each rafter couple, the lower tier of collars having soulaces; possibly of
C13 origin but may be rebuilt in C19. Early C16 porch in pink/buff brick with
plaintiled roof. 4-centred arched doorway and windows with hoodmoulds;
original roof with moulded purlins and cornice and arch-braced principals.
Plain C13/C14 south doorway with a small stoup beside it in porch. The north
doorway is similar. C12 font with cauldron-type bowl on a chamfered square
stem. Around the rim, 4 carved defaced figures have their arms outstretched
to link hands. One medieval bench end behind the pulpit has a carved dog on
the buttress; the remaining benches are C19. The chancel of early C19 is of
flint rubble with many inclusions of moulded medieval limestone. Dressings of
gault brick. Slated roof. Stuccoed windows in the Perpendicular style.
Listing NGR: TM0168659367
Source: English Heritage
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