Church Of St John The Baptist

15 Sep 1999
Church Of St John The Baptist, Craven Arms, South Shropshire, Shropshire, SY7 9AL
Photograph (Digital)


This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SO48SW STOKESAY 1943-1/5/121 Church of St John the Baptist 12/11/54 (Formerly Listed as: STOKESAY STOKESAY Church of St John the Baptist)


Parish church. C12, rebuilt 1654, chancel 1664. Nave, chancel and west tower. Sandstone rubble; C20 corrugated tile roof (nave); plain tile roof (chancel). Nave (south front): 2 chamfered elliptical-headed 2-light mullion windows; Transitional south doorway with chamfered semi-circular arch on attached columns to scalloped impost blocks; C19 rubble porch with stone tile roof. EXTERIOR: chancel: C14 2-light trefoil-headed mullioned window in chamfered square-headed surround; plank door in chamfered pointed arch; tablet, c1662, with moulded cornice, pilasters and Arms of Henry and Alice Bough; 3-light east window with lattice glazing under chamfered pointed arch. Tower: plain semi-circular arch to south doorway below C17 round-headed window and earlier opening; drip courses; C19 sundial; castellated parapet; weather-vane. INTERIOR: moulded ceiling-frame with plaster panels to nave. Stop-chamfered raking strut roof, dated 1664, to nave. C18 west gallery. C16 pews; C17 panelled and hooded pulpit and reading desk; C17 box-pews with cockspur hinges; C17 enriched canopy pew with 2 compartments and open arcade; C17 wall paintings with baroque surrounds. Tablets: Isabella Smith, d.1801; John Onions, d.1786. HISTORY: believed to have been severely damaged during the Civil War; a rare example of Commonwealth church building.

Listing NGR: SO4358281738


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2031 IOE Records taken by David Thompson; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© David Thompson. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Thompson, David

Rights Holder: Thompson, David


Rubble, Sandstone, Stone, Tile, Medieval Parish Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Church, Place Of Worship, Coat Of Arms, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument, Plaque, Sundial, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Garden Ornament, Weather Vane, Unassigned

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