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Church of St John, Grimstead

Description: Church of St John

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 319467

OS Grid Reference: SU2113826596
OS Grid Coordinates: 421138, 126596
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0383, -1.6999

Location: 3 Church Street, Grimstead, Wiltshire SP5 3RQ

Locality: Grimstead
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 3RQ

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Listing Text

(east side)

6/87 Church of St. John



Anglican church. C13 to C18. Flint with ashlar quoins, west tower
is English bond brick, plain tiled roof. Nave with north aisle,
chancel, added south chapel and vestry, west tower. West tower of
C18 has pointed arch over west door, two arrow slits to north,
south and west sides of upper stage, pyramidal tiled roof. South
wall of vestry and chapel has one blocked pointed-arched door with
hollow chamfer, now containing window with wooden Y-tracery, to
right are two chamfered square-headed windows. East window with
wooden Y-tracery, to right are two chamfered square-headed windows.
East window of south chapel is pointed with double-chamfered
moulding and wooden Y-tracery. Chancel has two round-arched
chamfered windows to south side and group of three stepped cusped
lancets to east, east window of north aisle has 2-light square-
headed C16 window. North aisle has one 2-light square-headed C16
window and blocked pointed door to west, with inserted window with
wooden Y-tracery. West end of north aisle has 2-light square-
headed C16 window.
Interior; 2-bay nave has double-chamfered pointed north arcade on
cylindrical columns of early C13; voussoirs are alternate pink and
grey stones. Unusual roof trusses nave arch-braced tie-beams with
central carved bosses, on corbels, with curved principals which
bow-out to take purlins. Pointed double-chamfered arch with
attached column either side leads to south chapel of 1 bay, outshut
roof has tie-bean with braces to principals. Chancel arch is plain
double-chamfered pointed arch. One-bay chancel has same roof as
nave and north aisle. North side chapel contains organ, double-
chamfered round arch on columns leads to it from chancel. Trefoil-
headed piscina on south side of chancel. Fittings: Fine Jacobean
wooden pulpit with flat arabesque carving. Royal Arms of Queen
Anne on south wall on nave. Good classical style wall tablet in
limestone and slate is memorial to William Hubbard died 1792, north
wall of chancel. Cylindrical limestone font of C13. East window
has signed stained glass by Heaton, Butler and Bayne of London,
1900. (N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975.)

Listing NGR: SU2113826596

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Source: English Heritage

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