Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 18 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 327047
OS Grid Reference: SE9913284952
OS Grid Coordinates: 499132, 484952
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2507, -0.4800
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EAST AYTON MAIN STREET
SE 9984 (north side)
Church of Saint John the
Church. Early C12 nave and chancel arch; C12 tower with rebuilt upper
stages; C13 chancel altered in C15 and partly rebuilt C18; C15 windows and
buttresses to nave; south porch of 1634 (on datestone); C19 vestry.
Sandstone rubble, with rebuilding in sandstone ashlar; pantile roof, with
slate roofs to porch and vestry. West tower, partly built in nave; south
porch; chancel and north vestry. 3-stage embattled tower has a single
lancet to lowest stage to west, and four lancet bell openings to upper
stage. Gabled porch with flat-headed opening contains a C12 round-arched
doorway of a single order with beakhead moulding. Two C15 2-light flat-
arched windows to right and one to left. Two similar windows, rebuilt, to
chancel, flank a blocked priest's door. C13 lancet to right. C18 Venetian
window in heavy plain surround to east end. "So openings to north side but
there is a blocked door to the right of the vestry. Coped gables and plain
kneelers. Interior: Early C12 semicircular chamfered chancel arch with
plain imposts. Tower arch has stepped imposts but was probably altered to
the present crude ogee in C15. C12 tub font has moulded arcade in shallow
relief of semicircular arches on columns with capitals and bases.
Listing NGR: SE9913284952
Source: English Heritage
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