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Description: Church of Saint John the Baptist
Date Listed: 11 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 307888
OS Grid Reference: SP3435274761
OS Grid Coordinates: 434352, 274761
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3698, -1.4969
There is also a scheduled monument, Baginton Castle, Associated Settlement Remains, Ponds and Mill Sites, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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BAGINTON Church Road
Church of Saint John the
Parish church, circa C13. Sandstone ashlar and rubble, steeply pitched plain
tile roofs with gabled ends. Consists of chancel, nave, double north aisle,
vestry and bell-turret. Dates from early C13 with the addition of the second
north aisle in the late C13. Chancel is buttressed. Its east window is a
triple lancet with moulded arches. On south side at west end is a narrow low
side square-headed window and close to this a C13 doorway with moulded pointed
arch. To right a lancet window. On the north side a lancet window and the
projecting vestry at west end. Vestry was built as a north chapel. It has a
twin lancet window on east and a triple lancet on north. South wall of nave
has two modern tracery windows with two trefoil lights. In the centre is a C13
doorway with roll-moulded pointed arch, blocked with masonry. The west gable
wall has a C14 doorway with a moulded pointed arch and above it is a circular
window enclosing a quatrefoil. North aisle is built in light coloured sand-
stone ashlar. It is buttressed. In the centre of its west gable wall is a
single light ogee-headed window. On north side a blocked doorway having a
pointed arch and three single lancet windows. On east gable is a C13 two-light
pointed tracery window. The bell-turret has a square base corbelled out on
east and west sides of the nave wall above the chancel arches. From the square
base it goes into an octagon by means of splays at the angles. It is surmoun-
ted by a short octagonal tapered spire. Interior: In chancel are 1723 oak
wainscot panelling, altar table and altar rails. Fixed on south wall is a
large early C15 brass of Sir William Bagot and his wife, Margaret. There are
several fine mural tablets of C17 and C18 date in the chancel to the Bromley
family. At west end of nave is a late C18 oak panelled gallery. The box pews
and pulpit on south side of the nave are late C18. The chancel arches consist
of two sets of triple arches 3'6" apart, with arched soffits. The splays of
the arches to the nave have painted decorations of C14 date. The original
north aisle is very narrow and the arcade to the nave which dates from the
early C13 is of three bays with pointed arches resting on circular piers. The
three-bay arcade to the present north aisle is of late C13 date, with pointed
arches resting on polygonal piers. At east end of north aisle is a tomb recess
and at west end an oak panelled room dated 1677, formerly around the vault to
the Bromley family. Several C18 headstones to south of church.
Listing NGR: SP3435174761
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Source: English Heritage
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