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

Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Hope Bagot
National Grid Reference:
SO 58879 74060



SO57SE Church of St John the Baptist 582-1/4/114 12/11/54


Church. C12, C13, C14 and C17. Restored 1868 and 1911. Rubble stone with ashlar dressings, and rendered rubble. Plain-tile roof. PLAN: chancel, nave with south porch, west tower. EXTERIOR: chancel east window of 2 lights with restored Decorated-style flat head. North wall has C12 round-headed lancet with chevron incised head and sill. South wall has C13 lancet and C13 cusped lancet. Nave: north wall has C12 round-headed lancet with bead surround. South wall has one late C13 2-light plate-tracery window to east with internally-lobed roundel under rere arch with retable below. C20 restored lancet. Round-arched south doorway with roll moulding on abaci and cushion capitals and quadrant pilasters. Chevron ornament on outer abacus and capital. Plain tympanum with shouldered soffit. Vestigial chevron carvings on internal arch. South porch: tiled gabled porch with C14 arch-braced trusses reputed to be from a repositioned lych-gate; trusses of cambered tie beam, arched braces set into jowled posts, all chamfered with ogee central stop on tie beam, single tenoned-purlin with cusped windbraces, plain principals tenoned at head, collars, chamfered wall plate and restored rafters, rails and plinth. Tower: 2 stage tower with inclined walls and pyramid roof. Small flat-headed lancet to west. Cusped lancet to south. INTERIOR: chancel with early C20 oak barrel-vaulted ceiling covering earlier roof. The C14 cusped lancet is set in low rere arch housing pillar piscina and stepped sedilia. C12 chancel arch: formerly recessed round arch on abaci and cushion capitals on quadrant pilasters, chevron carving on outer arch, saltire crosses on the abaci and attached string course running across return walls. Nave: 3 bay double trenched-purlin roof with 2 trusses and straight windbraces at upper tier. Trusses are early king post trusses with raking struts set to under side of purlin trenches. Pointed tower arch. Mid C17 oak panelled pulpit with elaborately carved panel inserts. Unadorned font, possibly C12. Memorial tablet to Benjamin Giles d.1795. (An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire: Cranage D H S: 1895-).

Listing NGR: SO5887974060


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Cranage, DHS, An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, (1895)


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: 19 May 2007
Reference: IOE01/16499/01
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