CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1106276
Date first listed:
11-Apr-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

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

County:
Warwickshire
District:
Warwick (District Authority)
Parish:
Wappenbury
National Grid Reference:
SP 37804 69282

Details

WAPPENBURY 12/336 Church of Saint John the Baptist 11.4.67

GV II*

Parish Church. Circa C13 chancel, early C14 west tower, 1886 nave and south aisle rebuilt in character of C14 work. At same time south porch and transept added, and whole church re-roofed. Three lancet windows in east, north and south walls of chancel and re-set doorway with trefoil head in south wall. The transept has a gable with a chimney as a finial and is lighted by a two-light tracery window on south and a single trefoil headed light on east. Between transept and south porch the aisle is lighted by three lancets placed close together. South porch has angle buttresses and a pointed entrance arch and an ogee-headed window on either side. South door has pointed arch of C13 character. North side of nave has two single trefoil light with pointed arches and between them a plain two-light tracery window. West of the latter window is a doorway, projected slightly from the wall as a gable with low buttresses to give the appearance of a porch. The doorway has a trefoil head and a pointed arch. The tower which is on the south side of the nave is divided by string courses into three stages, supported by diagonal buttresses at each corner. Embattled parapet with stair turret at SE angle and small turret at SW angle. Belfry windows on north, south and west are of two-trefoil lights with pointed arches; that on east side has three-trefoil lights with flat four-centred arch. Interior: 1886 trussed rafter roof in chancel. On south side is a late C13 piscina. 1886 wagon vault roof in nave and 1886 chancel arch of two orders. Nave arcade is in three bays in line with tower which form a fourth. The arches are pointed of two splayed orders springing from octagonal pillars with moulded capitals. Lofty pointed tower arch of 2 splayed orders supported on half octagon responds.



Listing NGR: SP3780469282

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
308214
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 10 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/03072/22
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