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

Malvern Hills (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SO 79703 51559


BRANSFORD CP - SO 75 SE 2/4 Church of St John the Baptist 29.7.59 - II* Church. C13 with C14, C15, C17 and later alterations. Restored 1957. Stone rubble with some brick, and tile roof. Comprises a nave and con- tinuous chancel with west bell turret and south porch. The west wall contains a chamfered one-light window with elliptical head. At the west end a weatherboarded add louvred bell turret rises above the roof and has a pyramidal roof. On the south side there is a C13 chamfered lancet to the left of the porch. To the right is a window of a single trefoiled ogee light under a flat head. Further right is a 3-light window with timber mullions, rectangular lead glazing, and brick reveals. The right-hand (eastern) end of the wall is of brick on a stone base. The doorway has an ogee-arched head and is covered by a timber porch. The gable wall of the porch has paired posts, the inner ones forming an arch with the tie-beam. The side walls have timber mullions above a middle rail and have wall-plates which are chamfered in two orders. The inner truss has arch-braces. The east wall of the chancel is of brick and has a timber window of four lights with transom with a segmental brick arch over its flat head. The north wall shows evidence of rebuilding. To the right of a buttress is a window of two trefoiled lights under a flat head. To its right is a chamfered doorway with Tudor-arched head. Interior: Collar rafter-roof has curved braces to collar, two tie-beams; the eastern one supports two vertical struts. The wall-plates are moulded. In the south wall is a piscina in a flat-headed recess. A fragment of wall-painting is exposed at the east end of the north wall. The tower is supported on four timber posts with diagonal braces: much of the timber has been renewed. On the east side a timber-framed wall divides the tower from the nave. It contains two blocked wood-mullioned windows and a plank door with wooden handle.

Listing NGR: SO7970351559


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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: 17 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/01323/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David South. Source Historic England Archive
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