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

Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 91726 89270


BROKENBOROUGH MAIN STREET ST 98 NW 4/4 Church of St John Baptist 28.10.59 GV II*

Anglican Parish Church. Early C13 origin with C14 and C15 additions; restored 1883 (date on rainwater heads). Squared and coursed rubble with dressed stone quoins, ashlar to window surrounds and copings, stone slate roofs. Nave, chancel, north aisle, north porch, bellcote. Nave south side has one C19 three- light Perpendicular style window under flat head with hoodmould and a blocked pointed-arched doorway. Two-light C19 west window in early Perpendicular style with face stops. Two-light C19 east window to chancel in Decorated style with face stops. North aisle has a mixture of C19 Tudor-arched 2-cusped-light windows and 3- light Perpendicular style windows under flat heads. Tudor-arched entrance to north porch and similar arch to doorway: plank door. Weatherboarded bellcote with pyramidal stone slate roof and weathercock. Sundial on east gable apex of north aisle, crucifix on gable apex of chancel. Interior. Early C13 four bay nave arcade to north aisle: circular piers with circular abaci, round-headed arches and faces in the spandrels. Coved, matchboarded roof to nave. Later C13 chancel arch with pointed head. Trefoil-headed squint on north side of chancel arch. Early English south window to chancel set in deep reveal with a roll moulding and seat. Trefoil-headed piscina to south wall. Plaster barrel vault. Coved matchboard to north aisle roof. Fittings. Nave has Jacobean pulpit and 2 prayer boards on the west wall. North aisle has Perpendicular font: octagonal bow on pillar with quatrefoil panels, and a prayer board on north wall. Chancel has three C17 wall tablets on south wall and a restored reading desk with inset Jacobean panels dated 1641. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST9172689270


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Pevsner, N , The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1975)


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 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/04316/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Robert Slade. Source Historic England Archive
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