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Church of St John the Baptist, Craven Arms

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: I
Date Listed: 12 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 460267

OS Grid Reference: SO4358681741
OS Grid Coordinates: 343586, 281741
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4307, -2.8311

Location: Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9AL

Locality: Craven Arms
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY7 9AL

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Listing Text


1943-1/5/121 Church of St John the Baptist
(Formerly Listed as:
Church of St John the Baptist)


Parish church. C12, rebuilt 1654, chancel 1664. Nave, chancel
and west tower. Sandstone rubble; C20 corrugated tile roof
(nave); plain tile roof (chancel). Nave (south front): 2
chamfered elliptical-headed 2-light mullion windows;
Transitional south doorway with chamfered semi-circular arch
on attached columns to scalloped impost blocks; C19 rubble
porch with stone tile roof.
EXTERIOR: chancel: C14 2-light trefoil-headed mullioned window
in chamfered square-headed surround; plank door in chamfered
pointed arch; tablet, c1662, with moulded cornice, pilasters
and Arms of Henry and Alice Bough; 3-light east window with
lattice glazing under chamfered pointed arch. Tower: plain
semi-circular arch to south doorway below C17 round-headed
window and earlier opening; drip courses; C19 sundial;
castellated parapet; weather-vane.
INTERIOR: moulded ceiling-frame with plaster panels to nave.
Stop-chamfered raking strut roof, dated 1664, to nave. C18
west gallery. C16 pews; C17 panelled and hooded pulpit and
reading desk; C17 box-pews with cockspur hinges; C17 enriched
canopy pew with 2 compartments and open arcade; C17 wall
paintings with baroque surrounds. Tablets: Isabella Smith,
d.1801; John Onions, d.1786.
HISTORY: believed to have been severely damaged during the
Civil War; a rare example of Commonwealth church building.

Listing NGR: SO4358281738

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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