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© Mr Richard Storey

IoE Number: 363092
Photographer: Mr Richard Storey
Date Photographed: 17 December 2003
Date listed: 14 July 1955
Date of last amendment: 14 July 1955
Grade I

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TL 76 SECHEVINGTONCHURCH ROAD1/17Church of St.John theBaptist

TL 76 SE CHEVINGTON CHURCH ROAD 1/17 Church of St.John the Baptist 14.7.55 I Church, mediaeval with C16-C18 alterations. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch. Nave has late C12 core; south doorway has 2 attached shafts at each jamb with foliage capitals, tooth ornament bands behind shafts and with roll moulding over arched head. Plain hood-moulded C12 north doorway; adjacent small 1-light window with broad splayed inner arch. Mid-C13 work includes lancets and 2-light hood-moulded windows in nave and chancel; narrow chancel arch with chamfered inner arch springing from stiff-leaf corbels, 2 flanking pointed openings; simple south nave piscina. South nave porch c.1300, timber-framed with moulded arched opening, tie-beams with billet and tooth-ornament carving, and coupled-rafter plaintiled roof. Tower c.1500 (legacy 1494) with angle- buttresses, 2-light belfry openings and 3-light west window; some flushwork at the base. The tower parapets raised a full stage, with tall crocketed corner finials, by Marquis of Bristol c.1800. Nave walling raised early C16, with red brick crenellated parapets; cambered arch-braced tie-beam roof with traceried spandrels, and ogee-moulded ridge and purlins, crenellated cornice (tie-beams later intruded between wall-posts of each truss to prevent spreading, carved with "C.P. 1638" "SP 1638" and "1590 Thomas Frost"). 2 early C16 2-light windows in south nave wall. Chancel east window early C17, 5 arched lights in plain square frame. Chancel roof early C17 with ovolo-moulded cambered tie- beams, ridge and purlins. Octagonal limestone font, early C15 with sunk quatrefoil tracery on bowl and pilasters on base. Fine C15 pews; traceried ends with poppyhead musicians playing various instruments. Fragments of mediaeval glass in south windows. Panel with arms of George I, "GR 1726".

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