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Church of St. John

A Grade II Listed Building in Kingstone, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.8628 / 52°51'46"N

Longitude: -1.9116 / 1°54'41"W

OS Eastings: 406047

OS Northings: 329485

OS Grid: SK060294

Mapcode National: GBR 392.HJ2

Mapcode Global: WHBDQ.L9XM

Plus Code: 9C4WV37Q+49

Entry Name: Church of St. John

Listing Date: 12 January 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038370

English Heritage Legacy ID: 273829

ID on this website: 101038370

Location: St John's Church, Kingstone, East Staffordshire, ST14

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Kingstone

Built-Up Area: Kingstone

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Kingstone St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Church of St. John


Parish Church. 1860-61. By David Brandon; south aisle by G.E Street. Rock faced stone with ashlar dressings; clay tile roof with coped verges. Five bay nave with north porch, two bay chancel with canted east end, north east tower with angle buttresses, south east vestry.

Nave: bay divisions marked by buttresses; windows of two cusped pointed lights and central colonette mullion with naturalistic foliated capital, under plate traceried quatrefoil and pointed hood mould terminating in naturalistic foliage; west window has two trefoil-headed lights and central colonette mullion supporting Y-tracery incorporating cusped circles, roll and fillet moulded hood terminating in heads of a King and Queen; quatrefoiled light to gable above gabled timber framed porch to pointed door with roll and fillet moulded hood.

South aisle: bay divisions marked by buttresses; single or paired lancet windows. South east vestry: segmental pointed door to west, Caernarvon arch window to east. Chancel: buttress to each angle; pointed windows of two cusped pointed lights with sexfoil over. North east tower: three stages, lower stage has windows of two cusped pointed lights with plate traceried trefoil over, second stage has simple straight headed loops, belfry stage has two cusped lancets to each side.

Interior: nave arcade of slim cylindrical columns with moulded bases and capitals and double chamfered pointed arches; pointed chancel arch has three orders of roll and fillet moulding and stiff leaf capitals to cylindrical columns; pointed and chamfered tower arch; nave roof with arch-braced scissor trusses, the braces springing from stone corbels carved with naturalistic foliage; aisle roof has arch springing from corbels to support a single purlin; scissor braced chancel roof, the canted end has roll and fillet moulded braces springing from foliated corbels.

Fittings: stone font with quadrilobe shaft and base to octagonal bowl having serrated edges to circular panels containing foliage; octagonal stone pulpit has trefoil arched side panels; altar rail of twisted wrought iron standards with scrolled brackets and attached leaf decoration to wooden rail; oak chest dated 1608.

Listing NGR: SK0604729485

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