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West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 61329 66158


PADWORTH SU 66 NW 4/8 Church Of St. John 14.4.67 The Baptist


Church. Circa 1130 with some C16 windows, vestry and porch added in restoration of 1890. Rendered with stone dressings; tiled roofs, shingled bellcote to west with 3 louvred ogee lights on each face, clock to south, and pyramidal tiled roof with weathervane. Romanesque. Nave, apsidal chancel, south porch and vestry. Nave: one C16 window to north and south with 3 arched lights under square head; shafted south doorway of one order, capitals carved with foilage and volutes, moulded arch with chevron and other ornament; shafted north doorway of one order with carved capitals and moulded arch with chevron ornament. Gabled south porch with planted timbers and 2-light openings to east; gabled vestry to west with planted timbers and 3-light mullioned south window. Chancel: C19 north and south windows with 2 round arched lights, C16 south-east window with 2 round arched lights, C19 one light round arched east window. Interior: vaulted chancel; tall C12 chancel arch with roll moulding, 2 orders and capitals carved with foilage and grotesques; jamb of earlier window revealed in wall to south, C19 piscina to south-east. C19 arch braced nave roof. C17 Communion rail, C17 communion table at west end of nave; other fittings C19. Monuments: tablet to Christopher Griffith, 1776 by J Wilton, large female figure bending over urn with portrait medallion; tablet to Mrs Loftus Brightwell, 1711, putti to left and right, with 2 Ionic columns supporting broken back flat pediment with coat or arms above. Other C18 and early C19 wall tablets. This is an important C12 chrch, notable for the lack of later additions. VCH, pp415-416 including plan; BOE, Berkshire, ppl9O-191.

Listing NGR: SU6132866159


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Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1906), 415-416
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 190-191


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: 28 Jan 2003
Reference: IOE01/08405/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Swynford-Lain. Source Historic England Archive
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