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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: 1365369



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


District: Isle of Wight

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Sandown

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 14-Mar-1949

Date of most recent amendment: 14-Feb-1992

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 310208

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SANDOWN SZ68NW YAVERLAND ROAD 1352-0/2/173 Church of St John the Baptist 14/03/49 Formerly Listed as: Parish church in parish of Yaverland GV I

Church. c1150 nave and chancel built as a private chapel by the de Aula family of Yaverland Manor, with some late C13 windows by the Russell family of Yaverland Manor and C15 Perpendicular chancel windows, hagio- scope and opening for rood loft dating from the period when the building became a parish church, with North aisle, organ chamber, vestry and bell turret added by Ewan Christian in 1889. Built of stone rubble with tiled roof. 2 bay nave, smaller and lower 2 bay chancel, north aisle, bell turret and south porch. Nave: west gable has 3 C19 lancets and buttresses. East gable has C19 cross-shaped saddlestone. South side has window with cinquefoil-headed light with hood moulding and further C19 double lancet with circle above. North aisle has cinquefoil-headed lights. South doorway of cll50 has one order of columns and a tympanum with a small chip carved repeat pattern. Arch has unusual motif of raised radial bars and hoodmould has zigzag pattern. Human mask set above this. Mass dial carved into left-hand side. Consecration cross carved on right jamb of doorway. South porch c1889, base of stone, above wooden with cinquefoil cinquefoil patterned lights. Gable has carved bargeboards and Tudor arched door with trefoil in spandrels. Chancel has 2 double cinquefoil-headed lights and C19 cross-shaped saddlestone to apex of gable. Bellcote situated at west end of nave has square base with louvred bell chamber having trefoil heads and broached shingled spire surmounted by a cock weathervane. Interior C15 pillar piscina by south door. C12 or C13 octagonal stone font. The arches to the north aisle are by Ewan Christian, the end ones octagonal, the centre ones circular. C19 roofs. Norman chancel arch with 1 order of columns with zigzag decoration and zigzag decoration above arch. C15 hagioscope south of the chancel arch and triple window above chancel arch with cinquefoil heads in Tudor arch. Remains of stairs to roof loft. Chancel has piscina with shelf to south of altar, probably C19. Marble and mosaic reredos by C E Ponting with figures by Frampton. Windows in south wall of nave by Hardman; St Raphael and St Gabriel in the west wall of the nave by Burlison and Gryllo and east aisle window by Wailes and Strang.

Listing NGR: SZ6139185944

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National Grid Reference: SZ 61395 85942


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