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Church of St John the Baptist, Bremhill

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 316169

OS Grid Reference: ST9767577233
OS Grid Coordinates: 397675, 177233
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4940, -2.0349

Location: Bremhill, Wiltshire SN15 4NH

Locality: Bremhill
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN15 4NH

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Listing Text

ST 97 NE
5/45 Church of St John the Baptist
Anglican parish church, 1878-81 by William Butterfield. Squared
rubble stone with ashlar dressings and stone slate roofs. Small
scale with west tower, nave, south porch and chancel. Windows are
grouped narrow cusped lancets with flush ashlar sill course and
some flush banding between. Narrow tower has 2-light west window
with small slate quatrefoil over and low louvred timber bell-stage
with oak-shingled pyramid cap and iron cross finial. Nave has
south side barge boarded stone porch with heavy timbering to front,
pointed entry with pierced quatrefoils in spandrels. Moulded
pointed south doorway within and door with fine iron hinges. Porch
roof is of unusual construction. To right, two pairs of lancets
with slate quatrefoils above, buttress, pair of lancets and triplet
of lancets. North side has two pairs of lancets, buttress between
and lean-to outhouse to left. Chancel has south side three small
lancets, east end pointed 3-light window with hoodmould, low flat
angle buttresses and north side gabled organ chamber with lean-to
vestry to left.
Interior: unaltered Butterfield interior, continuous four-sided
panelled roof with crenellated wall-plate, the panels further
subdivided over the chancel. Much tiling in red, black, slate-blue
and patterned encaustic tiles. Nave has tiled dado to walls. Fine
full-height timber screen with cinquefoil-cusped centre tall arch
and lower 2-light sides with sharply pointed arches. Centre and
sides have flat quatrefoil-pierced tops. To right, canted-fronted
timber pulpit and fine timber lectern. Chancel has similar wall-
tiling, but also inset tile lines subdividing upper wall. Stone
reredos with inset tiles and 2-arch arcading each side with marble
shafts. South side seat-recess with encaustic tile roundel.
Pierced timber altar rail. Good east window stained glass of c1855
formerly the east window of Bremhill Church. North side organ and
shouldered vestry doorway. Vestry has piscina at east end.
(P. Thompson, William Butterfield, 1971 429, 478; N. Pevsner,
Wiltshire, 1975 251)

Listing NGR: ST9767577233

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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