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Church of St John the Baptist, Hannington

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 318336

OS Grid Reference: SU1816692794
OS Grid Coordinates: 418166, 192794
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6337, -1.7389

Location: Hannington, Swindon SN6 7RP

Locality: Hannington
County: Swindon
Country: England
Postcode: SN6 7RP

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Listing Text

Church of St John the Baptist

Part 2 second line should be amended to read "by Slater and Carpenter 1868-71..."


Church of St John
the Baptist
SU 19 SE 5/211 26.1.55


Small late C12 and early C13-type aisless country parish church largely rebuilt
by Slater and Carpenter 1968-71 reusing several old parts and C15 west tower.
Rubble with ashlar dressings and stone tile roof. Four and a half bay nave
with low buttresses and small lancet windows except for square headed east
window on east side. Norman south doorway of late type with one order of
chevron clasping roll and label of saltire crosses, billet impost and headstone
corbel over; projecting gabled porch. Reset north doorway - round headed
but early C15 mouldings. Two bay square ended chancel with perpendicular
square-headed 2-light tracery windows and a blocked priest's door. Perpendicular
east window with vestry to north which has tall chimney. Two stage embattled
west tower on moulded plinth, diagonal buttresses, corner gargoyles; C15 west
door with drip and rosettes in spandrels.
Interior: C19 seating. Several Freke monuments. Rood stair at north-east
corner of nave. Reredos has scenes painted on tin in tracery panels. Stone
effigy, probably C14, of a woman with mitred heads flanking hers.
In the tower a large wall monument to Thomas Pile (1754) 3 black Corinthian
columns carry fragments of a segmental pediment and in the middle an urn.
Cherubs heads in panels between.

Listing NGR: SU1816692794

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Source: English Heritage

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