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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in Beausale, Haseley, Honiley and Wroxall, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.3476 / 52°20'51"N

Longitude: -1.6419 / 1°38'30"W

OS Eastings: 424489

OS Northings: 272228

OS Grid: SP244722

Mapcode National: GBR 5L8.ZMG

Mapcode Global: VHBX8.H8B5

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 11 April 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1329947

English Heritage Legacy ID: 308055

Location: Beausale, Haseley, Honiley and Wroxall, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV8

County: Warwickshire

District: Warwick

Civil Parish: Beausale, Haseley, Honiley and

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Honiley St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text


4/183 Church of St John
The Baptist


Parish church, originally private chapel of Honiley Hall, which has been
demolished. Built in 1723. Probably by Francis Smith of Warwick. Small
Baroque church largely unaltered. The nave has north and south round-headed
windows with continuous impost and keyblocks, the westernmost window is smaller
with bullseye above flanked by giant pilasters. Pilaster also at each end.
Parapet and heavy cornice continued around the semicircular apse which also
has round-headed windows. The same cornice embraces the west tower of three
diminishing stages with pilastered angles. The top stage has bullseyes and
volutes at the angles surmounted by obelisks and a short octagonal stone spire
with ball finial and weathervane. Round headed west doorway at base of
tower with bullseyes above and original panelled door inside. Interior: Marble
giant Corinthian pilasters in the apse without an entablature. Modillion
cornice around the plain ceiling. Round tower arch with panelled gallery in
front on two Corinthian marble columns. Altar rail with large balusters.
Box pews with fielded panels. Polygonal pulpit with fielded panels. Font
under the tower - a small circular marble basin set into a niche.

Listing NGR: SP2448972228

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