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Church of St John the Baptist, Ebbesborne Wake

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 320342

OS Grid Reference: ST9915524175
OS Grid Coordinates: 399155, 124175
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0170, -2.0134

Location: Duck Street, Ebbesborne Wake, Wiltshire SP5 5JN

Locality: Ebbesborne Wake
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 5JN

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Listing Text

(west side)

6/116 Church of St. John the Baptist



Anglican parish church. C14, C17 and restored 1876. Flint with
limestone dressings, ashlar tower, tiled roof. Plan: nave,
chancel, west tower, north aisle and transept, south porch.
Gabled south porch has double chamfered pointed doorway, coped
verge with cross finial. Nave to left and right has restored 2-
light pointed window with Y-tracery and hoodmould, angle buttresses
to west. Chancel has 2-light window with Y-tracery, buttress with
offsets, rainwater heads dated 1876. East end has 2 buttresses
and 2-light C19 pointed window, over is incised tablet: WP
IB/1696; William Perry and John Bodenham who paid for chancel
repairs. North side of chancel has C19 two-light window, lean-to
vestry has chamfered shouldered doorway and 3 shouldered windows.
North side of nave has two 2-light windows with Y-tracery, blocked
pointed chamfered doorway. Two-stage C14 west tower has diagonal
buttresses with niches, pentagonal stair turret with arrowloops,
heavily moulded plinth and blocked cyma-moulded doorway to west, 3-
light Perpendicular window over, offset bell stage has 3-light
square-headed windows with Tudor-arched lights and pierced
decorative louvres, parapet with coping and corner pinnacles.
Interior: Three-bay nave has C19 crown post trusses and scissor-
rafter roof, tiled floor, windows have restored C13 attached shafts
and cusped inner openings. Wooden chancel screen with traceried
openings, of 1899. Chance as polychrome tiled floor, double
chamfered C19 arch to vestry/organ chamber, 2-bay roof similar to
nave, trefoil piscina and sedilia below enriched pediments with
pinnacles. Tower has tall pointed opening from nave with hollow-
chamfered arch on foliated corbels, rib-vaulted ceiling springing
from corbels with carved beasts and heraldic shields, Tudor-arched
chamfered doorway to tower stairs on north. Fine C12 Purbeck
marble font, in tower, has central column with 4 shafts supporting
square bowl. C19 pews and pulpit. Chancel glass of 1870s to
Parham family. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire,

Listing NGR: ST9915524175

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Source: English Heritage

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