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Church of St John the Baptist, Brinklow

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 308638

OS Grid Reference: SP4369179628
OS Grid Coordinates: -691026, -15286931
Latitude/Longitude: 1,000.0000, 1,000.0000

Location: 42 The Crescent, Brinklow CV23 0LG

Locality: Brinklow
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV23 0LG

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There is also a scheduled monument, Motte and Bailey Castle, 30m E of St John the Baptist's Church, 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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Listing Text

SP47NW (East side)
6/13 Church of St. John the Baptist
Church. Late C15 with C19 restorations. Sandstone ashlar with some coursed
rubble. Tile roofs, with lead roofs to aisles. Chancel and aisled nave with west
tower. Chancel of one bay. Three-light east window of intersecting tracery. 2
lancets to south, C19 plank door within pointed and chamfered arch between.
Single lancet to north. Nave of 5 bays. South aisle has 3 restored three-light
Perpendicular windows within chamfered surrounds, and one to east and west. Also
to west a small 2-light window. Part brick C19 vestry. North aisle has two C15
three-light windows with scallop ornament within chamfered surrounds to north,
with one to west. Single cusped lancet to east. C15 timber porch with 4-centred
arch, the spandrel carved. 4-centred plank door within has carved mouchette
spandrels to hood, and is within heavily moulded surrounds with cusped
panelling. South aisle has coped parapet. North aisle is battlemented and has
cusped panelled finials to corners. West tower of 4 stages, the first with C19
plank door to west within 4-centred arch with moulded surround. 2 rows of C15
cusped panelling to either side. Restored 3-light Perpendicular window to second
stage within chamfered arch, and with hood mould. To north and south of third
stage a restored 2-light Decorated window within chamfered arch. 2-light
bell-chamber openings with scallop tracery to north, south and west of fourth
stage. Tower is battlemented with pinnacles to corners. Stair turret to south
rising to all 4 stages. The church has a plinth, and angle buttresses, the
clasped polygonal buttresses of the tower with nodding ogee niches to third
stage. Gables are coped. Interior: chancel, restored C19, has hammerbeam and
arched brace roof supported on carved corbels. Nave arcade of 5 bays has double
chamfered arches supported on shafted piers with smaller shafts supporting C19
nave and C15 aisle roofs. Bases of piers are broached. Complete stone stair to
former roodscreen to east of south arcade has chamfered openings. 4-centred
vestry door to south aisle. West tower arch is triple chamfered and rests upon
round piers with polygonal capitals. Some C15 stained glass in east window of
south aisle; and to north and east of north aisle. The remaining stained glass
is C19. Pulpits, choirstalls and pews C19. Three Cl9 wall monuments, and one
dated 1737 in south aisle with moulded sandstone surround and segmental
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.218)

Listing NGR: SP4369179628

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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