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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II Listed Building in Alnmouth, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.3884 / 55°23'18"N

Longitude: -1.6123 / 1°36'44"W

OS Eastings: 424658

OS Northings: 610563

OS Grid: NU246105

Mapcode National: GBR K654.Q6

Mapcode Global: WHC1M.6THJ

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 1 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371166

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236909

Location: Alnmouth, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Alnmouth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Alnmouth St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

(East side)

20/19 Church of St. John
The Baptist


Parish church, 1876 with south chapel added 1880 to accommodate boys from
Seabank School. Snecked tooled stone with tooled ashlar quoins and dressings;
Welsh slate roofs, blue on nave and purple on eastern parts. Plan: Aisleless
4-bay nave with west tower over porch; chancel with transeptal south chapel,
north organ chamber/vestry and canted apse. Simple C13 style.

Chamfered plinth; 3-stage tower has stepped diagonal buttresses and chamfered
bands. On north and south are diagonally-boarded double doors, with foliate
hinges, under moulded arches with jamb shafts and foliage-carved hoodmould
stops; 2-light west window. 2nd stage has single lancets. Slatted belfry
openings with Y-tracery. Moulded brackets at square base of octagonal stone
spire with gabled lucarnes and moulded finial. Side walls of nave have
lancets, paired in end bays; stepped buttresses between. Coped east gable
on moulded kneelers, with ring-cross finial. South chapel has paired lancets
and slit in gable above. Apse has small angle buttresses and lancets with
moulded arches on jamb shafts with carved capitals; wrought-iron cross finial.
Organ chamber/vestry has diagonal buttresses and 2 lancets under gable with
cross finial; west diagonally-boarded door with foliate hinges.

Interior; Plastered. Double-chamfered chancel arch on carved corbels;
similar arches to south chapel and organ chamber/vestry. Panelled marble
dado to apse. Nave has arch-braced collar-beam roof on moulded corbels;
chancel has similar but painted roof on carved corbels. Octagonal moulded
font. Carved pulpit as memorial to Harold Kenyon Temperley, killed in
Flanders 1917. Kempe glass in apse windows; later C2O Evetts glass in nave
and west window.

Listing NGR: NU2465810563

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