Church of St John


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Statutory Address:
Church of St John, Church Lane


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Statutory Address:
Church of St John, Church Lane

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

Cherwell (District Authority)
Barford St. John and St. Michael
National Grid Reference:
SP 43893 33201


SP43SW 4/23

BARFORD ST.JOHN & ST.MICHAEL Barford St John CHURCH LANE (north side) Church of St John


GV II* Church. C12, C13 and C15. Restoration 1860s by G.E Street. Regular coursed ironstone rubble. Stonesfield slate roof. Nave, chancel and south porch.

Chancel: three-light Perpendicular east window. Single lancet to north. Traceried window with square head, pointed arched doorway with plank door and two-light lancet with limestone hood moulds to south. Nave: two two-light Perpendicular windows with square hood moulds and small four-centred arched doorway to north. To south two two-light Decorated windows with some renewed stonework. South doorway: Romanesque with zig zag decoration and jamb shafts with volute capitals, plank door. South porch: by Street, noted as an eccentric addition (Pevsner), octagonal tower with pyramidal roof and foliated circles to bell opening.

Interior: Early English chancel and chancel arch. Fittings: Romanesque font, tub shaped on a Perpendicular base. Monument to James Belcher 1722 on north wall of chancel, decorated with cherubs. Date 1662 carved on highest stage of tower.

Listing NGR: SP4389333201


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 445
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1969), 37


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: 27 Feb 2004
Reference: IOE01/11867/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Sarah L McKenna. Source Historic England Archive
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