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Church of St John

A Grade II Listed Building in Shenstone, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6365 / 52°38'11"N

Longitude: -1.8393 / 1°50'21"W

OS Eastings: 410970

OS Northings: 304316

OS Grid: SK109043

Mapcode National: GBR 3CW.PSR

Mapcode Global: WHCGV.QZBP

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 27 February 1964

Last Amended: 15 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1374287

English Heritage Legacy ID: 272699

Location: Shenstone, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Shenstone

Built-Up Area: Shenstone

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Shenstone St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

(north side),

14/84 Church of St. John
(Formerly listed as Church of
27.2.64 St John Baptist)

Parish church. 1852-3 by John Gibson. Rock faced, almost vermiculated,
coursed dark sandstone. Banded tiled roofs. Verge parapets on corbelled
kneelers. North tower, nave, west porch, aisles, chapel, south chapel
and south porch; extremely large and of Early English style. Tower:
set to the north-east corner of the north aisle, square and of four
stages, angle buttresses of five stages. Strings between stages and
set-in below bell chamber, string at bell chamber impost level and
corbelled cornice with gargoyles at angles below parapet. Two-light
pointed openings to bell chamber and first stage of north face; pointed
north door. Octagonal stair turret clasped against south west angle
and set into aisle. Nave: extremely long, only one bay exposed beyond
aisles at west end with 3-light pointed windows to sides and rose
window to west over a small gabled porch. North and south aisle:
slightly lower than nave, gabled at ends, both similar and of approximately
five bays. North aisle has four bays exposed running up to tower,
divided by heavy two-stage buttresses, strings at cills and imposts,
with 3-light pointed windows. South aisle has 3 bays exposed, the
west bay with a gabled porch which has a labelled pointed arch over
C20 part-glazed doors. The two east bays are taken up by the south
chapel of similar style to nave and aisles, of two bays but only two-
light windows to south side. Chancel: of two bays, similar to remainder
but with 3-stage gabletted buttresses and five-light pointed east
window; the east end is something of a crowd of gables with five profiles
in view.

Listing NGR: SK1097004316

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