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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 30 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 306110
OS Grid Reference: SP4114950213
OS Grid Coordinates: 441149, 250213
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1487, -1.4000
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7/1 Church of St John the
The grade shall be amended to read II* (star)
AVON DASSETT AVON DASSETT ROAD
SP4050 (East side)
7/1 Church of St. John the Baptist
Church. Rebuilt 1868. Ironstone ashlar. Tile roofs have coped gable parapets;
stone stack. Chancel, nave, north aisle and vestry, south porch, and west tower.
Gothic Revival C13 style. 3-bay chancel and nave. Buttresses and angle
buttresses with offsets. Splayed plinth, sill course with fillet and hood moulds
with block stops. Chancel has 3-light east window with Geometrical tracery.
Cross finial. 2-bay north and 3-bay south sides have 2-light windows with cusped
Y-tracery of alternating designs, hood moulds and block stops; windows become
longer moving westwards. North side without buttresses. South porch has doorway
of 2 chamfered orders, the inner with half-shafts and moulded capitals with
nail-head and hood mould with head stops. Return sides have trefoiled round
arched lights. South door of 2 chamfered orders, the outer with nook shafts and
moulded capitals, and hood mould with foliage stops. Single light to left and
two 2-light windows to right have Geometrical tracery. Dated foundation stone.
3-bay north aisle has 2-light windows with cusped Y-tracery to north and west.
Vestry has chamfered arched plank door and east and north trefoiled lights.
Stack with round shaft. Roofs of aisle and vestry continue from nave and chancel
without a break, but at a different pitch. Tower of 3 stages. Massive angle
buttresses with 3 offsets. Double splayed plinth. 4-light west window has
intersecting tracery. North and south sides have 2-light windows with plate
tracery. Second stage has trefoiled circle to 3 sides. North-east stair turret
has square first stage with string course, and semi-circular second stage with
stone half-conical roof. Slit windows. Bell stage has nook shafts with shaft
rings. 2-light bell openings have trefoiled plate tracery and central shaft with
stiff leaf capital. String courses and frieze of blind arcading. Broach spire
with lucarnes. Interior: V.C.H. records C14 recess reset beneath chancel
north-west window. Grey stone with moulded jambs, cinqfoiled ogee arch with
ballflower and hood mould with head stops. North-west arch to organ chamber and
vestry. Chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders and shafts with moulded capitals and
bases. Nave has Romanesque style 3-bay north arcade with square responds and
round pillars, scalloped capitals and moulded bases, incorporating some 12
fragments. North aisle has east arch of c.1300, of 2 chamfered orders, the inner
with detached shafts. Fittings: C19 marble font. Stained glass: west window has
fragments of C15 glass. Monuments: chancel recess has C13 stone coffin lid
carved in high relief with effigy of deacon in canopy with tabernacle work.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.5, pp.68-9; Buildings of England: Warwickshire,
Listing NGR: SP4114750214
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