Church of St John the Baptist, Melbourn Street, Royston - North Hertfordshire

Originally church of Augustinian Priory, founded second half C12, converted to parish church post-Dissolution. C13 nave and aisles, C16 west tower, C19 chancel and east end of south aisle. Nave re-roofed early C16. C15 carved stone figures of St Thomas Becket and Madonna and Child. Richly carved C15 wood pulpit and lectern. C18 and C19 wall monuments, including carved monument 1732 and monument of 1834 with marble open book. Subject of major fire in December 2018. Tower and part of the nave damaged. Scaffolding in place; repair scheme being developed.

Church of St John the Baptist, Melbourn Street, Royston - North Hertfordshire
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1295575
    Local Planning Authority:
    North Hertfordshire
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St John the Baptist
    Street Name:
    Melbourn Street
    County:
    Hertfordshire
    District / Borough:
    North Hertfordshire
    Parish:
    Royston
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    North East Hertfordshire
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA