Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 11 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 308055
OS Grid Reference: SP2448972227
OS Grid Coordinates: 424489, 272227
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3476, -1.6419
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4/183 Church of St John
Parish church, originally private chapel of Honiley Hall, which has been
demolished. Built in 1723. Probably by Francis Smith of Warwick. Small
Baroque church largely unaltered. The nave has north and south round-headed
windows with continuous impost and keyblocks, the westernmost window is smaller
with bullseye above flanked by giant pilasters. Pilaster also at each end.
Parapet and heavy cornice continued around the semicircular apse which also
has round-headed windows. The same cornice embraces the west tower of three
diminishing stages with pilastered angles. The top stage has bullseyes and
volutes at the angles surmounted by obelisks and a short octagonal stone spire
with ball finial and weathervane. Round headed west doorway at base of
tower with bullseyes above and original panelled door inside. Interior: Marble
giant Corinthian pilasters in the apse without an entablature. Modillion
cornice around the plain ceiling. Round tower arch with panelled gallery in
front on two Corinthian marble columns. Altar rail with large balusters.
Box pews with fielded panels. Polygonal pulpit with fielded panels. Font
under the tower - a small circular marble basin set into a niche.
Listing NGR: SP2448972228
Source: English Heritage
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