Church of St. John


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Statutory Address:
Church of St John, Kingstone


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Statutory Address:
Church of St John, Kingstone

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

East Staffordshire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 06047 29485


SK 02 NE 10/122 10/122

KINGSTONE Church of St. John


GV II Parish Church. 1860-61. By David Brandon; south aisle by G.E Street. Rock faced stone with ashlar dressings; clay tile roof with coped verges. Five bay nave with north porch, two bay chancel with canted east end, north east tower with angle buttresses, south east vestry.

Nave: bay divisions marked by buttresses; windows of two cusped pointed lights and central colonette mullion with naturalistic foliated capital, under plate traceried quatrefoil and pointed hood mould terminating in naturalistic foliage; west window has two trefoil-headed lights and central colonette mullion supporting Y-tracery incorporating cusped circles, roll and fillet moulded hood terminating in heads of a King and Queen; quatrefoiled light to gable above gabled timber framed porch to pointed door with roll and fillet moulded hood.

South aisle: bay divisions marked by buttresses; single or paired lancet windows. South east vestry: segmental pointed door to west, Caernarvon arch window to east. Chancel: buttress to each angle; pointed windows of two cusped pointed lights with sexfoil over. North east tower: three stages, lower stage has windows of two cusped pointed lights with plate traceried trefoil over, second stage has simple straight headed loops, belfry stage has two cusped lancets to each side.

Interior: nave arcade of slim cylindrical columns with moulded bases and capitals and double chamfered pointed arches; pointed chancel arch has three orders of roll and fillet moulding and stiff leaf capitals to cylindrical columns; pointed and chamfered tower arch; nave roof with arch-braced scissor trusses, the braces springing from stone corbels carved with naturalistic foliage; aisle roof has arch springing from corbels to support a single purlin; scissor braced chancel roof, the canted end has roll and fillet moulded braces springing from foliated corbels.

Fittings: stone font with quadrilobe shaft and base to octagonal bowl having serrated edges to circular panels containing foliage; octagonal stone pulpit has trefoil arched side panels; altar rail of twisted wrought iron standards with scrolled brackets and attached leaf decoration to wooden rail; oak chest dated 1608.

Listing NGR: SK0604729485


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 163


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

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Date: 08 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/04384/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Trevor Hough. Source Historic England Archive
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