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Description: Church of St John
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 321912
OS Grid Reference: SE1876898304
OS Grid Coordinates: 418768, 498304
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3799, -1.7125
SE 19 NE HIPSWELL HIPSWELL
5/27 Church of Saint John
Church. 1811 and 1893. The church built for Reverend James Robinson. The
later work by C.H. Fowler of Durham. Coursed sandstone with ashlar
dressings, Welsh slate roof. Nave and narrower sanctuary under one roof
with west belfry, south porch and north vestry. Quoins. Nave: 5 bays.
Belfry has bench mark on west face, light vent and bellcote with corbelled
stone cupola. Porch has 4-centred arched opening with date "1811" on apex
stone; shaped kneelers and ashlar copings to gable. Inner doorway with
chamfered ashlar surround with 4-centred arch. 4 windows with Y-tracery and
hoodmoulds of 1893. Stepped ashlar buttresses between windows and
diagonally at corners. Lancet window to l-bay sanctuary. Ashlar copings.
3-light east window with cusped tracery of 1893. North windows have simpler
Y-tracery. North vestry of 1893: east lancet window, west board door in
chamfered square-headed surround. Interior: chamfered pointed arch to
sanctuary. Shouldered doorway of 1893 to vestry. In vestry, C16 trefoiled
head of screen or window, 2 1/2 lights with carving in spandrels. Open 5-light
timber screen at west end. Wall monument: Reverend James Robinson of the
Friary, Richmond, the patron of the church, d.1817, by Davies of Newcastle-
upon-Tyne. VHC i, p. 312.
Listing NGR: SE1876898304
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Source: English Heritage
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