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Church of St John the Apostle

A Grade II Listed Building in Painswick, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7895 / 51°47'22"N

Longitude: -2.1582 / 2°9'29"W

OS Eastings: 389183

OS Northings: 210107

OS Grid: SO891101

Mapcode National: GBR 1M2.M6H

Mapcode Global: VH94S.J9W0

Entry Name: Church of St John the Apostle

Listing Date: 21 October 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091018

English Heritage Legacy ID: 133230

Location: Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Painswick

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Sheepscombe St John the Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

PAINSWICK CHURCH HILL, Sheepscombe
SO 81 SE
(east side)
2/55 Church of St John the
Apostle
21.10.55
II
Anglican parish church. 1820, by John Wight, and 1872 by Francis Niblett.
Limestone ashlar, stone slate roof to coped gables. Nave, south aisle, chancel,
vestry, small west tower over porch. West front has two Y-tracery 2-light
windows with drip stones flanking the projecting tower with smaller single light
over 4-centred head door in square label mould; clock, 2-light Y-tracery louvred
opening to bell stage; parapet with 4 pinnacles, ogee leaded cupola. Two lofty
pinnacles on square buttresses to flanks, saddle back coping plus string. To
right is added aisle with cusped lancet, and south side has 3 bays with 2-light
windows under square heads with hoods, and a small door at east end. Return
left has three 2-light with Y-tracery. 3-light east window flanked by square
buttresses with gabled cappings, two 2-light Decorated style to south side.
Good C19 west door has, carved around containing arch: 'The Rich and the Poor
meet together. The Lord is the maker of them all', all in caps. Interior has
small gallery to tower with quatrefoil openings in stone balustrade, shallow
chancel with facetted roof; nave has king post roof, and 4-bay arcade. Pitch
pine pews, octagonal font dated 1849. List of incumbents from 1821. Various
tablets. East window glazed 1872.
(VCH, Gloucestershire, Vol XI; Verey, D, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds,
1970).


Listing NGR: SO8918310107

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