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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in Upper Boddington, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.1749 / 52°10'29"N

Longitude: -1.2959 / 1°17'45"W

OS Eastings: 448244

OS Northings: 253189

OS Grid: SP482531

Mapcode National: GBR 7RJ.P5P

Mapcode Global: VHCVP.HL8M

Plus Code: 9C4W5PF3+WJ

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 4 February 1969

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041214

English Heritage Legacy ID: 234287

ID on this website: 101041214

Location: St John the Baptist's Church, Upper Boddington, West Northamptonshire, NN11

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Boddington

Built-Up Area: Upper Boddington

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Boddington St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Church. C13, C14 and C17. Squared coursed and regular coursed lias with lead
roof. Aisled nave, chancel, transept and west tower. Chancel south elevation of
3-window range of 2-light windows with reticulated tracery to the right and one
single-light square-headed window with cusping to the left. North elevation
similar of one-window range with north door having a segmental head. 3-light C19
east window. South transept has 3-light window with reticulated tracery. South
aisle of 2-window range of 3-light square-headed windows with quatrefoil
tracery South porch between windows has pointed single chamfered outer arch and
C14 door surround. Datestone on the porch W.C.M.C./1618. North aisle of 2-window
range of square-headed windows similar to those in the south aisle. C14 blocked
doorway between has ogee arched head with finial. 2-light east window.
Clerestory of 4-window range of 2-light square-headed windows partially renewed
in C19. West tower C14, of 3 stages. Lower stage has round-headed door opening
with 2-light square-headed window above clasping buttresses at corners. Third
stage has 2-light square-headed bell chamber openings to each face. Plain ashlar
parapet. Interior: Double-chamfered chancel arch, 4-bay nave arcade of
double-chamfered arches with alternate round and octagonal piers. Single
chamfered tower arch. Chancel roof: Perpendicular style retains some original
timbers. Nave roof C19, with C14 corbels. Aisle roofs contain some medieval
timbers. Tomb recess in south transept probably c.1300. Similar recess in north
aisle. Monuments: 2 late C18 tablets on south chancel wall to Knowler family.
Stained glass, east window; south chancel windows and north aisle east window.
Large parish chest with iron banding. C14/C15 south door is panelled and
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.437).

Listing NGR: SP4824453189

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