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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: 1075284



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

County: Northamptonshire

District: Daventry

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hellidon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Jan-1968

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 360577

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HELLIDON SP5158 13/87 Church of St. John the 18/01/68 Baptist GV II* Church. Medieval west tower, nave and chancel restored and largely re-built by William Butterfield 1846-1847; north aisle added 1867 by Butterfield, chancel aisle 1897 by Mathew Holding. Coursed squared ironstone with limestone and red sandstone dressings; slate roof. Chancel, north chancel aisle, nave, south porch, north aisle and transept, west tower. East window has 3-light Decorated style tracery and hood-mould with label stops. 2-light Decorated windows to chancel and nave except for south-east chancel window of 2-lights with straight head and hood mould. South porch has double-chamfered arch. South door has moulded arch on imposts and a hood-mould and bears inscription AD 1591. 3-stage battlemented west tower has red sandstone chamfered plinth, 1-light lancet window to ground floor, west side, and 2-light windows with Decorated tracery in red sandstone to belfry stage, except to south side which has a partially blocked arched window. Interior: chancel has polychromatic zig-zag-tiled dado to sanctuary and reredos of limestone inlaid with coloured marbles and tiles, and a red marble gradine. Arch-braced collar truss roof, the east-bay painted, and a painted inscription below wall plate. Simple painted decoration to soffit and splays of chancel windows. Nave has north arcade with chamfered arches dying into square piers and a scissor-truss roof. C19 stained glass east window by Frederick Preedy; C19 windows to south side of chancel in west tower by Alexander Gibbs: wall monument to restorer of church, Reverend C.S. Holthouse by Butterfield. (Holthouse papers, Northants Record Office, Buildings of England, Northants, 1973).

Listing NGR: SP5157358192

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1961)

National Grid Reference: SP 51573 58192


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