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Church of St John the Baptist, Hindon

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 320926

OS Grid Reference: ST9097932927
OS Grid Coordinates: 390979, 132927
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0956, -2.1302

Location: High Street, Hindon, Wiltshire SP3 6DJ

Locality: Hindon
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 6DJ

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Listing Text

ST 9032 (east side)

8/136 Church of St. John the Baptist


Anglican parish church. 1870-71 by T.H. Wyatt, on the site of a
Medieval chapel. Limestone ashlar, tiled roof. Plan: Nave and
aisles, south-west tower with spire over entrance, chancel and
south vestry. South doorway at base of tower has roll-moulded
pointed archway with attached shafts with stiff-leaf capitals, 3-
stage tower has angle buttresses and string courses, second stage
has chamfered lancet and octagonal clock face, bell stage has 2-
light plate tracery window with attached shafts and louvres,
Lombard frieze to cornice, plain 4-sided spire. South aisle has
two 2-light plate tracery windows with gables to lean-to roof, nave
clerestory has three lancets. Gabled south vestry has shouldered
doorway and lancet with quatrefoil to right, square ashlar stack,
east side has 2 shouldered windows. Chancel has lancet on south
side, three lancets with attached shafts and multifoil in moulded
surround to east end, angle buttresses and coped verge with cross
finial, north side has two lancets. North aisle has three windows
as south aisle, five lancets to clerestory. West end has roll-
moulded pointed doorway with double planked doors, flanked by pairs
of attached shafts, gabled hood over with Agnus Dei and stiff-leaf
finial, lancet either side and multifoil over. Cylindrical stair
turret with chamfered loopholes in north-west angle between south
aisle and tower.
Interior: Porch below tower has pointed roll-moulded arch with
double planked doors to nave, segmental-headed planked doors to
stairs and to south aisle. Nave has 5-bay arch-braced collar roof
with scissor trusses to half-bays, exposed rafters. Five-bay
double-chamfered north arcade on cylindrical piers, 3-bay south
arcade with organ filling eastern bay, lean-to aisle roofs with
exposed rafters. Interior walls are rendered with ashlar
dressings, stone floors. Roll-moulded and hollow-chamfered pointed
chancel arch with marble shafts and hoodmould with foliated
terminals. Chancel has 3-bay arch-braced collar truss roof,
exposed ashlar walls, polychrome tiled floor, 2-seat trefoil-headed
sedilia on south walls, roll-moulded pointed doorway to vestry,
east windows have rere-arches on pink marble shafts with stiff-leaf
capitals. Fittings: C19 wrought iron and wood communion rail,
pulpit with wooden open arcading on stone base, original pews,
1870s cylindrical stone font with carved decoration on four marble
shafts around central stone column. Some classical marble wall
tablets reset from earlier church; such as to James Ames died
1818, Ruth Hunter died 1794. Paid for by Marchioness of
Westminster as memorial to the Marquess of Westminster of Fonthill
Abbey (q.v.).
(\n. Sheard, The History of Hindon, 1979)

Listing NGR: ST9097932927

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Source: English Heritage

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