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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1305799



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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Slimbridge

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 30-Jun-1961

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Apr-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 131511

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SO 70 SW SLIMBRIDGE ST JOHN'S ROAD 1/82 (east side) 30.6.61 Church of St John the Evangelist (formerly listed as Church of St John)


Anglican Parish Church. Early C13, but west tower, spire, and chancel late C13, nave aisle windows C15, and clearstorey windows 1845 by Francis Niblett. Constructed in fine Cotswold oolite, also much tufa, and plinth to south side plus clearstorey walls in marlstone; nave roof stone slates at very low pitch, chancel Welsh slate, n aisle in copper sheet. West tower with spire, nave, north and south aisles in four bays, deep chancel, two-storey south porch and two storey sacrisy north side of chancel. Nave parapet with pierced interlocking mouchette pattern, south aisle and porch with parapet and ball flower string course with prominent gargoyles. Nave windows 3-light perpendicular, chancel 2-light decorated and 3-light to east end. Good 2-leaf plank doors with strap hinges, inner porch doorway round-headed and with continuous trefoil leaf carved surround. Three-stage tower, pinnacles at 45°, open C14 parapet, octagonal spire with lunettes on cardinal faces. West face of tower 3-light window flanked by niches linked by drip, over C19 door, at second stage triple niche and various carved shields, above string elongated quatrefoil in rectangular panel above square clock face, 2-light C14 baby light. Diagonal buttresses with 5 offsets plus plinth; stair clamp north-east corner.

Interior: four-bay nave with rich moulded trumpet capitals over keeled shafts, arch-braced roof with traceried trusses, lean-to aisle roofs. Series 12 carbed angels heads in north aisle and 16 south aisle. Very lofty tower arch, and above this opening with pierced balustrade of C19; octopartite tower vault in stone. Clearstorey walls in ashlar, with flat 4-centred arches to 3-light C19 windows; wall below plastered. In chancel sedilia under stopped string, piscina in south wall and north; pointed barrel plastered ceiling with C19 carved cornice. Some remains of mediaeval galss in east window, north aisle. Floors quarry tile, C19 pews. Jacobean hexagonal pulpit, oak eagle lectern, lead font bowl of 1664 on stone base, some mediaeval tiles.

This is a very coherent and important church. David Verey suggests that it is "Probably the best example in the county of the Early Gothic Style of the C13". Verey, D. B/E Gloucestershire: The Vale and the Forest of Dean, p 339.

See also good photographic record of capitals in NMR.

Listing NGR: SO7404003564

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 1 The Cotswolds, (1970), 339

National Grid Reference: SO 74038 03564


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