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Rugby (District Authority)
Copston Magna
National Grid Reference:
SP 45196 88420


COPSTON MAGNA SP48NE 5/9 Church of St. John 06/10/60 - II

Church. 1849. Granite rubble with limestone dressings. Chancel and vestry have plain-tile roofs; nave and porch have C20 cement tile roofs. Coped gable parapets; chancel has twin gablet kneelers; nave and porch have moulded kneelers. Chancel, nave, south-west porch, south-east vestry. Gothic Revival early C14 style. 2-bay chancel; 4-bay nave. Chancel has buttresses of 2 offsets flush with east wall. East window of 3 lights has bar tracery, splay sill course and hood mould with head stops. Bar tracery throughout. South side has one and north side has 2 trefoiled western lancets. All windows have hood moulds with return stops. Vestry has pitched roof with octagonal pinnacle to gable. Trefoiled lancets, paired to east and single to south. Chamfered west doorway with plank door. Nave has western angle and side buttresses. Porch has buttresses flush with front. Doorway has nook shafts, arch of 2 moulded orders and hood mould with head stops. Doorway of 2 moulded orders inside. Plank door. Two 2-light windows to south and 3 to north; trefoiled lancets. West front has central buttress. Two 2-light windows. Gable has sexfoil window. West bellcote has gable and chamfered trefoiled arch. Interior is plastered. Arched-brace roofs. Chancel roof is moulded and has stone angel corbels. Chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders, the inner with half-octagonal responds and moulded capitals. Hood mould with head stops. Fittings: painted metal Commandment boards to left and right of chancel arch. Traceried stone pulpit. Octagonal stone font. Original pews. Stained glass: east window 1887 by Edward Swinfen Harris. The church was built as a chapel of ease to Monks Kirby. (V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.VI, p.180; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.243).

Listing NGR: SP4519688420


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Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Warwick, (1951), 243


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: 04 Nov 2004
Reference: IOE01/10968/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Barlow. Source Historic England Archive
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