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Church of St John the Baptist, Barnby

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 282030

OS Grid Reference: TM4807389938
OS Grid Coordinates: 648073, 289938
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4510, 1.6495

Location: Beccles Road, Barnby, Suffolk NR34 7QN

Locality: Barnby
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR34 7QN

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Listing Text

TM 48 NE
2/1 Church of St. John the
- Baptist

- II*

Parish church. Medieval, restored 1882. Nave and chancel (in one), west
tower, north porch. Flint rubble with remains of plasterwork; brick quoins to
west end, otherwise stone dressings. Thatched roof. Square unbuttressed
tower, probably C14, with 2-light west window; C15 belfry stage with 2-light
openings; crenellated parapet. C13 nave and chancel, the windows mainly with
Y-tracery (some renewed); 2 renewed lancet windows at west end. In the south
east wall is an original double lancet window, now blocked. 3-light east
window with intersecting tracery (restored). Unmoulded north doorway, blocked
south doorway in brick. Pebbledash-rendered porch, probably C19. Interior.
C19 boarded ceiling. C13 octagonal font bowl of Purbeck marble, with 2
shallow blank arches to each face. The banner stave locker in the south west
nave retains its original pierced traceried door, a unique survival. In the
south nave are remains of 3 C15 wall paintings depicting the Crucifixion, the
Works of Mercy around a figure of Christ, and St. Christopher; there is a
further small painting on the north wall. Arms of George IV dated 1825 in
base of tower.

Listing NGR: TM4807389938

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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