CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1157843

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Sep-2002

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

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

District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Orcop

National Grid Reference: SO 47389 26270

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History

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Details

ORCOP

1565/6/44 Church of St John the Baptist 26-JAN-67 (Formerly listed as: CHURCH OF ST MARY)

GV II*

Parish church. Early C13 nave and north aisle; c1300 chancel; early C16 west tower. The church was extensively restored in 1860 by T Nicholson which included the addition of the polygonal vestry; church further restored in 1907. Sandstone rubble with dressed rubble later refacing, ashlar dress- ings, part timber-framed west tower with timber cladding; Welsh slate roofs. West tower; two stages with lower stage cased in stone during period of restoration; truncated pyramidal roof surmounted by louvred bell stage and short spire. Nave: two square headed windows with two trefoil ogee headed lights (probably of C19 restoration) to right of gabled C19 timber-framed porch and C19 doorway. The north wall of the north aisle has one C13 lancet to the west and one C19 lancet to the east. The chancel has one restored single lancet to the left and a pair of similar lancets to the right. A single trefoil headed light of c1300 on the north side is partially obscured by the C19 vestry. C19 east window of three lights. Interior: west tower; timber structure of tower is revealed to the interior, supported on massive posts with scissor braces to north and south and diagonal braces to the east arched over the tower arch. Early C16 arched braced collar to roof of nave. Low arcade of three bays to north aisle with circular piers and moulded capitals and bases, 2-centred arches of two chamfered orders, all much retooled. Re-used C12 piscina in chancel with top of scalloped pillar, square drain. (RCHM, Vol I, p 208; BoE,-p 264-265).

Listing NGR: SO4738926270

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 155579

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire I South West, (1931), 208
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 264-265

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