CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1269934
Date first listed:
12-Nov-1954
Date of most recent amendment:
21-Jun-1996
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:
Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Craven Arms
National Grid Reference:
SO 43586 81741

Details

CRAVEN ARMS

SO48SW STOKESAY 1943-1/5/121 Church of St John the Baptist 12/11/54 (Formerly Listed as: STOKESAY STOKESAY Church of St John the Baptist)

GV I

Parish church. C12, rebuilt 1654, chancel 1664. Nave, chancel and west tower. Sandstone rubble; C20 corrugated tile roof (nave); plain tile roof (chancel). Nave (south front): 2 chamfered elliptical-headed 2-light mullion windows; Transitional south doorway with chamfered semi-circular arch on attached columns to scalloped impost blocks; C19 rubble porch with stone tile roof. EXTERIOR: chancel: C14 2-light trefoil-headed mullioned window in chamfered square-headed surround; plank door in chamfered pointed arch; tablet, c1662, with moulded cornice, pilasters and Arms of Henry and Alice Bough; 3-light east window with lattice glazing under chamfered pointed arch. Tower: plain semi-circular arch to south doorway below C17 round-headed window and earlier opening; drip courses; C19 sundial; castellated parapet; weather-vane. INTERIOR: moulded ceiling-frame with plaster panels to nave. Stop-chamfered raking strut roof, dated 1664, to nave. C18 west gallery. C16 pews; C17 panelled and hooded pulpit and reading desk; C17 box-pews with cockspur hinges; C17 enriched canopy pew with 2 compartments and open arcade; C17 wall paintings with baroque surrounds. Tablets: Isabella Smith, d.1801; John Onions, d.1786. HISTORY: believed to have been severely damaged during the Civil War; a rare example of Commonwealth church building.

Listing NGR: SO4358281738

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
460267
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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