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Church of St John the Baptist, Allington

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 319899

OS Grid Reference: SU2042039383
OS Grid Coordinates: 420420, 139383
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1533, -1.7094

Locality: Allington
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP4 0BB

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Listing Text

SU 23 NW
4/1 Church of St John the Baptist

Anglican parish church, 1848-51, architect unrecorded but possibly
T.H. Wyatt, on C12 foundations. Flint interspersed with limestone
and limestone dressings. Tiled roof. Nave and chancel, and south
porch raised as tower. Nave has north and south doors, the north
door with sections of late C12 lozenge, bead and chevron arch.
Three and two light square headed trefoiled windows. Chancel has 2
reset narrow late C12-early C13 lancets and 3-light east window, the
hood mould on large mask terminals. Short tower over porch, 2
stages with angle buttresses, 2-light bell openings and a
crenellated parapet with gargoyle spouts. Pyramidal tiled roof.
Interior: Nave rendered and colourwashed. C19 wagon roof. Narrow
chancel opening with arch of 2 orders on medieval bead cavetto
string around imposts. Chancel of 2 bays, the walls stencilled in
1876 in memory of Fulmer William Fowle. Encaustic tiles. Shallow
single sedilia with painted curtaining, and piscina with bowl on
attached half shaft. East window contains a glazed Crucifixion of
1876. Fittings: Font, limestone C19 in C12 manner. Pyramidal
pierced font cover of C17. Pulpit of oak, C19. Pews, two C16-C17
slab ended, and others built to match. Monuments: Simple marble
tablet by Osmund of Sarum, to Mary Tarrant, died 1883. Detached
painted metal creed board. Furniture: In porch, a C16-C17 small
oak churchwardens coffer on legs, with 3 iron locks, and a C17
stool. Thomas Fowle, vicar 1793-7 was engaged to Cassandra Austin,
sister of Jane Austin, who is recorded as having attended church at
(Churches of the Upper Bourne Valley, 1985).

Listing NGR: SU2042039383

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Source: English Heritage

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