This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SU 5332 ITCHEN VALLEY ITCHEN ABBAS
14/6 Church of St John The Baptist
Parish church. Rebuilt 1863-83 by W. Coles reusing C12 arches. Knapped flint and stone dressings, old plaintile roof. Neo-Norman cruciform plan of chancel and nave with transepts, and W bellcote. Plinth round whole church, and clasping buttresses to all corners. E chancel wall has pair of round-headed windows with shafts and zig-zag hood and round window above.
Round-headed lancets with shafts in side walls. Stone corbel table eaves.
Nave has on side to E and W of transepts a large round-headed lancet with zig-zag surround. W end of 3 panels with round-headed window in each,round gable window and corbel table gable. S transept has round headed side doors and on gable end central buttress, 2 low rectangular lancets 2 high round-headed windows and round gable window. N transept has gabled E porch with reset C12 restored doorway with plain inner order and order of columns with single scallop capitals impost and zig-zag ornament. N wall has buttress in centre and 2 large round-headed windows with round gable window. Small gabled stone bellcote with roof projecting to E. Inside E chancel windows under one rear arch with marble shafts and zig-zag head. NW monument: 1832 Mary itynne.
Chancel arch C12 2 orders inner plain outer has heavy billets on impost with scallop capital to S and flat leaf capital to N. S transept has low vestry at S end with 2 round headed doors and above vestry 2 C18 foliated shields with monument 1826 to Arabella Sawbridge and 1809 to Rev. Charles Powlett. N transept has early C,19 font with shallow octagonal bowl on arcaded shaft. Tablets 1733 to John Newey Dean of Chichester; 1737 John and Samuel Newey (sons) in porch. Barrel vaulted roof with interesting design of roof at crossing.
Listing NGR: SP4850432255
Copyright IoE Mr Stuart Phethean. Source Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Phethean, Stuart
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Flint, Stone, Tile, Victorian Parish Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Church, Place Of Worship