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Description: Church of St John
Date Listed: 6 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 308875
OS Grid Reference: SP4519688420
OS Grid Coordinates: 445196, 288420
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4918, -1.3358
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5/9 Church of St. John
Church. 1849. Granite rubble with limestone dressings. Chancel and vestry have
plain-tile roofs; nave and porch have C20 cement tile roofs. Coped gable
parapets; chancel has twin gablet kneelers; nave and porch have moulded
kneelers. Chancel, nave, south-west porch, south-east vestry. Gothic Revival
early C14 style. 2-bay chancel; 4-bay nave. Chancel has buttresses of 2 offsets
flush with east wall. East window of 3 lights has bar tracery, splay sill course
and hood mould with head stops. Bar tracery throughout. South side has one and
north side has 2 trefoiled western lancets. All windows have hood moulds with
return stops. Vestry has pitched roof with octagonal pinnacle to gable.
Trefoiled lancets, paired to east and single to south. Chamfered west doorway
with plank door. Nave has western angle and side buttresses. Porch has
buttresses flush with front. Doorway has nook shafts, arch of 2 moulded orders
and hood mould with head stops. Doorway of 2 moulded orders inside. Plank door.
Two 2-light windows to south and 3 to north; trefoiled lancets. West front has
central buttress. Two 2-light windows. Gable has sexfoil window. West bellcote
has gable and chamfered trefoiled arch. Interior is plastered. Arched-brace
roofs. Chancel roof is moulded and has stone angel corbels. Chancel arch of 2
chamfered orders, the inner with half-octagonal responds and moulded capitals.
Hood mould with head stops. Fittings: painted metal Commandment boards to left
and right of chancel arch. Traceried stone pulpit. Octagonal stone font.
Original pews. Stained glass: east window 1887 by Edward Swinfen Harris. The
church was built as a chapel of ease to Monks Kirby.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.VI, p.180; Buildings of England: Warwickshire,
Listing NGR: SP4519688420
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Source: English Heritage
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