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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1034957



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Warwickshire

District: Rugby

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Brinklow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Oct-1960

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 308638

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BRINKLOW THE CRESCENT SP47NW (East side) 6/13 Church of St. John the Baptist 06/10/60 GV II* Church. Late C15 with C19 restorations. Sandstone ashlar with some coursed rubble. Tile roofs, with lead roofs to aisles. Chancel and aisled nave with west tower. Chancel of one bay. Three-light east window of intersecting tracery. 2 lancets to south, C19 plank door within pointed and chamfered arch between. Single lancet to north. Nave of 5 bays. South aisle has 3 restored three-light Perpendicular windows within chamfered surrounds, and one to east and west. Also to west a small 2-light window. Part brick C19 vestry. North aisle has two C15 three-light windows with scallop ornament within chamfered surrounds to north, with one to west. Single cusped lancet to east. C15 timber porch with 4-centred arch, the spandrel carved. 4-centred plank door within has carved mouchette spandrels to hood, and is within heavily moulded surrounds with cusped panelling. South aisle has coped parapet. North aisle is battlemented and has cusped panelled finials to corners. West tower of 4 stages, the first with C19 plank door to west within 4-centred arch with moulded surround. 2 rows of C15 cusped panelling to either side. Restored 3-light Perpendicular window to second stage within chamfered arch, and with hood mould. To north and south of third stage a restored 2-light Decorated window within chamfered arch. 2-light bell-chamber openings with scallop tracery to north, south and west of fourth stage. Tower is battlemented with pinnacles to corners. Stair turret to south rising to all 4 stages. The church has a plinth, and angle buttresses, the clasped polygonal buttresses of the tower with nodding ogee niches to third stage. Gables are coped. Interior: chancel, restored C19, has hammerbeam and arched brace roof supported on carved corbels. Nave arcade of 5 bays has double chamfered arches supported on shafted piers with smaller shafts supporting C19 nave and C15 aisle roofs. Bases of piers are broached. Complete stone stair to former roodscreen to east of south arcade has chamfered openings. 4-centred vestry door to south aisle. West tower arch is triple chamfered and rests upon round piers with polygonal capitals. Some C15 stained glass in east window of south aisle; and to north and east of north aisle. The remaining stained glass is C19. Pulpits, choirstalls and pews C19. Three Cl9 wall monuments, and one dated 1737 in south aisle with moulded sandstone surround and segmental pediment. (Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.218)

Listing NGR: SP4369179628

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Wedgewood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1981), 218

National Grid Reference: SP 43691 79628


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