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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kingston Lisle, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.5865 / 51°35'11"N

Longitude: -1.5306 / 1°31'50"W

OS Eastings: 432618

OS Northings: 187622

OS Grid: SU326876

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y1.HTR

Mapcode Global: VHC10.FD63

Plus Code: 9C3WHFP9+JQ

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 21 November 1966

Last Amended: 11 December 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1048718

English Heritage Legacy ID: 250718

Location: Kingston Lisle, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Kingston Lisle

Built-Up Area: Kingston Lisle

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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6/88 Church of St. John the Baptist
21/11/66 (Formerly listed as Church of
St. John)


Parish church. Chancel c.1200, early C19 vestry; nave c.1200; bell turret and
porch c.1883. Rendered walls, except chalk and sarsen coursed rubble to vestry,
limestone dressings, slate roof. East window with reticulated tracery; 2-bay
chancel with one-and 2-light early C14 windows with reticulated tracery and one
- light lancets of c.1200. Early C19 vestry with double flue chimney stack to
north has plank door with shouldered arch and 3-light windows with cinquefoiled
heads and label mould over. Nave has one lancet of c.1200 and two 2-light early
C19 windows with segmental heads to south wall: north wall has one 2- light
and one 3-light mid C17 stone-mullioned window; late C19 timber porch on stone
base; north door c.1200 has dog tooth ornament to semi-circular arch, engaged
columns to jambs, and studded door with decorative iron hinges of c.1200. At
west end is timber bell-turret with spirelet, c.1883. Interior: chancel has
some C14 stained glass in south window. C14 wall paintings around east and
north windows depict figures of St. Peter and St. Paul on a ground diapered
with sexfoil flowers, large figures of the saints; Herod's Feast with Salome
dancing,decollation of the Baptist below, the Baptist's head on head of Christ
with a cruciform nimbus and Herod with Salome bearing a charger; mid C17
panelling behind altar, mid C17 balustraded altar rail, mid C17 two-bay roof
with moulded bridging beam and rafters. Mid C17 chancel screen. Nave: mid C17
pulpit has carved tester with richly panelled support, and each face bearing
carved escutcheon; plain font of c.1200; late C19 benches have C15 bench ends
with traceried heads and arms, instruments of the passion etc. 4-bay, mainly
C17, roof with carved king post. [Buildings of England, Berkshire, p.161.1 ]

Listing NGR: SU3261887622

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