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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hannington, Swindon

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Latitude: 51.6337 / 51°38'1"N

Longitude: -1.7389 / 1°44'20"W

OS Eastings: 418166

OS Northings: 192794

OS Grid: SU181927

Mapcode National: GBR 4TJ.K68

Mapcode Global: VHB37.T62G

Plus Code: 9C3WJ7M6+FC

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 26 January 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023330

English Heritage Legacy ID: 318336

ID on this website: 101023330

Location: St John the Baptist's Church, Hannington, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6

County: Swindon

Civil Parish: Hannington

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Highworth with Sevenhampton and Inglesham etc

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Church of St John the Baptist

Part 2 second line should be amended to read "by Slater and Carpenter 1868-71..."


Church of St John
the Baptist
SU 19 SE 5/211 26.1.55


Small late C12 and early C13-type aisless country parish church largely rebuilt
by Slater and Carpenter 1968-71 reusing several old parts and C15 west tower.
Rubble with ashlar dressings and stone tile roof. Four and a half bay nave
with low buttresses and small lancet windows except for square headed east
window on east side. Norman south doorway of late type with one order of
chevron clasping roll and label of saltire crosses, billet impost and headstone
corbel over; projecting gabled porch. Reset north doorway - round headed
but early C15 mouldings. Two bay square ended chancel with perpendicular
square-headed 2-light tracery windows and a blocked priest's door. Perpendicular
east window with vestry to north which has tall chimney. Two stage embattled
west tower on moulded plinth, diagonal buttresses, corner gargoyles; C15 west
door with drip and rosettes in spandrels.
Interior: C19 seating. Several Freke monuments. Rood stair at north-east
corner of nave. Reredos has scenes painted on tin in tracery panels. Stone
effigy, probably C14, of a woman with mitred heads flanking hers.
In the tower a large wall monument to Thomas Pile (1754) 3 black Corinthian
columns carry fragments of a segmental pediment and in the middle an urn.
Cherubs heads in panels between.

Listing NGR: SU1816692794

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