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Church of St John the Baptist, Farrington Gurney

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 32801

OS Grid Reference: ST6351155716
OS Grid Coordinates: 363511, 155716
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2994, -2.5247

Location: Church Lane, Farrington Gurney, Bath and North East Somerset BS39 6TY

Locality: Farrington Gurney
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS39 6TY

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Listing Text


6/61 Church of St. John the Baptist

Anglican parish church. 1843-5 by John Pinch junior. Squared and coursed lias
with freestone dressings, ashlar buttresses,stone tile roof to nave, C20 plain
tile roofs to chancel and aisles. Nave, chancel, north and south aisles, west
tower. Norman Revival style replacing earlier church. 4 bay nave with
embattled billet corbel table and pilaster buttresses; single light windows with
recessed arched surrounds. Chancel has tall round-headed windows with blind
round-headed arcading at their bases. Aisles have nook shafts and cushion
capitals to windows. Tower of 4 stages with setback buttresses and plain
parapet. West doorway of 2 orders with nook shafts and cushion capitals;
studded plank 2-leaf door. Above doorway a reset medieval figure of God the
Father holding a crucifixion in his hands. Single light window to 2nd stage,
nebule frieze above, further traceried roundel and bell stage with 2-light
openings. Bracketted cornice below parapet. Interior. 4 bay nave arcades
with circular piers and scalloped capitals. Hammerbeam roof to nave, plank roofs
to aisles, open rafter roof to chancel. West gallery. Fittings. Neo-Norman
font and pulpit. Reset eroded stone coat of arms above west gallery. Late C19
stained glass throughout. Mogg family monuments in chancel: earliest, 1641 to
Richard Mogg. (Pevsner, Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST6351155716

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Source: English Heritage

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