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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: 1048718



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kingston Lisle

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Dec-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 250718

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KINGSTON LISLE SU38NW 6/88 Church of St. John the Baptist 21/11/66 (Formerly listed as Church of St. John)


Parish church. Chancel c.1200, early C19 vestry; nave c.1200; bell turret and porch c.1883. Rendered walls, except chalk and sarsen coursed rubble to vestry, limestone dressings, slate roof. East window with reticulated tracery; 2-bay chancel with one-and 2-light early C14 windows with reticulated tracery and one - light lancets of c.1200. Early C19 vestry with double flue chimney stack to north has plank door with shouldered arch and 3-light windows with cinquefoiled heads and label mould over. Nave has one lancet of c.1200 and two 2-light early C19 windows with segmental heads to south wall: north wall has one 2- light and one 3-light mid C17 stone-mullioned window; late C19 timber porch on stone base; north door c.1200 has dog tooth ornament to semi-circular arch, engaged columns to jambs, and studded door with decorative iron hinges of c.1200. At west end is timber bell-turret with spirelet, c.1883. Interior: chancel has some C14 stained glass in south window. C14 wall paintings around east and north windows depict figures of St. Peter and St. Paul on a ground diapered with sexfoil flowers, large figures of the saints; Herod's Feast with Salome dancing,decollation of the Baptist below, the Baptist's head on head of Christ with a cruciform nimbus and Herod with Salome bearing a charger; mid C17 panelling behind altar, mid C17 balustraded altar rail, mid C17 two-bay roof with moulded bridging beam and rafters. Mid C17 chancel screen. Nave: mid C17 pulpit has carved tester with richly panelled support, and each face bearing carved escutcheon; plain font of c.1200; late C19 benches have C15 bench ends with traceried heads and arms, instruments of the passion etc. 4-bay, mainly C17, roof with carved king post. [Buildings of England, Berkshire, p.161.1 ]

Listing NGR: SU3261887622

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 161

National Grid Reference: SU 32618 87622


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