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Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
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SP 98296 32505


SP 9832-9932 EVERSHOLT CHURCH END 11/38 23.1.61 Church of Saint John the Baptist GV II* Parish Church. C12 origins, reworked and extended C13, C14 and C15. Reworked 1863-4 by Sir Gilbert Scott. Coursed ironstone with ashlar dressings. C20 tile roofs. Chancel, N chapel, nave, N and S aisles, S porch, W tower. All except chancel have embattled parapets. Chancel:C14. C19 3-light pointed-arched E window, S elevation has 3 pointed-arched 2- light windows, W one lower and divided by transom to form low-side window, N elevation has C14 2-bay pointed-arched arcade. N chapel: C14. N elevation has C15 square-headed 3-light window to W, and small C19 square-headed lights to E bay and to E elevation. Depressed 2-centred arched N doorway, Nave: predominantly C15, but retaining earlier features. 4-bay pointed-arch arcade. W bay C13. Other bays C15, of which W bay retains C12 W respond with leaf ornament. C15 S arcade with 4 pointed arches. C15 clerestorey with 4 windows to each side, all of 3 lights under square head. N aisle: substantially reworked C15. 3 3-light windows similar to clerestorey ones. Blocked 4-centred arched doorway. S aisle:windows similar to clerestorey ones, 3 to S wall, one to E Hall. S porch: C15.3-light windows to side walls, similar to clerestory ones. 4-centred archway with foliate carving to spandrels and moulded label. Crocketed pinnacles to angles. W Tower: C15. 3-stages, with diagonal buttresses to W angles. Bell-stage has one 2-light pointed-arched window to each side. W elevation ground stage has pointed- arched doorway surmounted by pointed 2-light window. Interior: aisles retain C15 roofs with carved bosses, nave and chancel have C19 roofs. C13 font has cylindrical bowl on one central and 4 detached shafts. Chancel has part of C15 brass with figures of 6 sons. Apart from early C20 E chancel window, most stained glass is late C19, including S aisle window by Kempe of 1899 to John Martin. Early C20 wall paintings by Edward Aveling Green (1842-1930): have has scene of Christ in Majesty above chancel arch, the Fall above tower arch, and roundels of saints above arcades, all polychrome. Chancel has monochrome roundels. Tower has various late C18 and C19 marble wall tablets.

Listing NGR: SP9829632505


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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: 12 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/03736/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Steve Thomas. Source Historic England Archive
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