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Cotswold (District Authority)
Shipton Moyne
National Grid Reference:
ST 89221 89617


SHIPTON MOYNE THE STREET ST 8889-8989 (off east side) 16/170 Church of St. John the Baptist 6.9.54 GV II*

Anglican church. Mostly rebuilt, except for south aisle, in 1864-5 by T.H. Wyatt. Ashlar or coursed and dressed stone on chamfered plinth, concrete tile roof with moulded coped verges and cross finials. South west tower, nave with aisles and north porch, transepts, and chancel with small north vestry. Tower of 3 stages on moulded plinth and with moulded string courses, diagonal buttresses to west, octagonal stair vice to south east with turret, parapet pierced by open quatrefoils. Dated 1864 on base of south west buttress. Lower stage has large moulded pointed archway to west with column jambs and course of coloured stone set above hoodmould, with similar stone below string courses and set alternately above hoodmould raised over hexafoil on south side of lowest stage. Middle stage has 2 single trefoil-head lancets to each face and diagonally set square clock face to west. Tall top stage has large pointed arch recesses each with 2-light trefoil head louvred belfry openings. Embattled aisles and north porch with mostly 2-light cinquefoiled ogees with square hoodmould. Three-light east window with plate tracery and 2-light plain trefoil lancets to chancel. Interior: nave roof of 8 small bays with 3 alternate main trusses having arched bracing, all trusses with king post and collar beam. Three-bay arcade to north, 2 to south, in Early English style. Larger similar arches to transepts, and larger still to chancel with striped stone voussoirs and small column jambs with elaborate capitals and supported on conical corbels. Chancel has panelled ceiling and cusped rerearches to all windows, rich encaustic tile floor and stone and marble reredos with small trefoil arches in 3 groups of 3. Three cusped tomb recesses with C14 recumbent effigies in chancel. Generally a fine collection of wall monuments. Estcourt chapel in south transept has 2 large early C17 tomb chests with canopies and carved figures and heraldry, one in Renaissance style. Italianate wooden pulpit with carved quatrefoil panels by Wyatt. Square stone font on central large and smaller corner columns with decorative lettering around top and large marble studs to each side. Base of tower forms porch with stone lierne vault and large arched recesses with sculptured ornament and wall seats. (David Verey, Buildings of England - Gloucestershire: the Cotswolds, 1979) - --------------- ---

Listing NGR: ST8922189617


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Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 1 The Cotswolds, (1970)


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: 22 Feb 2005
Reference: IOE01/13870/31
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