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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Barnby, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.451 / 52°27'3"N

Longitude: 1.6495 / 1°38'58"E

OS Eastings: 648073

OS Northings: 289938

OS Grid: TM480899

Mapcode National: GBR YTR.9TX

Mapcode Global: VHM6L.JNWD

Plus Code: 9F43FJ2X+CQ

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 17 April 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032106

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282030

Location: Barnby, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR34

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Barnby

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Barnby St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 48 NE
2/1 Church of St. John the
- Baptist

- II*

Parish church. Medieval, restored 1882. Nave and chancel (in one), west
tower, north porch. Flint rubble with remains of plasterwork; brick quoins to
west end, otherwise stone dressings. Thatched roof. Square unbuttressed
tower, probably C14, with 2-light west window; C15 belfry stage with 2-light
openings; crenellated parapet. C13 nave and chancel, the windows mainly with
Y-tracery (some renewed); 2 renewed lancet windows at west end. In the south
east wall is an original double lancet window, now blocked. 3-light east
window with intersecting tracery (restored). Unmoulded north doorway, blocked
south doorway in brick. Pebbledash-rendered porch, probably C19. Interior.
C19 boarded ceiling. C13 octagonal font bowl of Purbeck marble, with 2
shallow blank arches to each face. The banner stave locker in the south west
nave retains its original pierced traceried door, a unique survival. In the
south nave are remains of 3 C15 wall paintings depicting the Crucifixion, the
Works of Mercy around a figure of Christ, and St. Christopher; there is a
further small painting on the north wall. Arms of George IV dated 1825 in
base of tower.

Listing NGR: TM4807389938

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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