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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in East Farndon, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4561 / 52°27'21"N

Longitude: -0.9472 / 0°56'49"W

OS Eastings: 471639

OS Northings: 284757

OS Grid: SP716847

Mapcode National: GBR BSH.TMB

Mapcode Global: VHDQZ.JJMJ

Plus Code: 9C4XF343+C4

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054010

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360282

Also known as: St John the Baptist's Church, East Farndon

ID on this website: 101054010

Location: St John the Baptist's Church, East Farndon, West Northamptonshire, LE16

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: East Farndon

Built-Up Area: East Farndon

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: East Farndon St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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- I

Church. C13 and C14. Squared coursed lias and limestone with lead roofs. Nave
and chancel with south aisle and west tower. Chancel has aisle attached to south
and vestry to north. One 3.-light window to north has 4-centred head. 3-light
east window has Perpendicular tracery. Shallow pitched roof with ashlar
parapets. South aisle of 3-window range of 3-light windows. Those to left have
4-centred heads with cusped tracery. That to right is probably Cl9. Decorated
south door between windows to left. 3-light west window has 4-centred head.
Lean-to roof with ashlar parapets. Nave south elevation has 3-window range of
3-light, square-headed windows. North elevation has 3-window range of 3-light,
square-headed windows. North elevation of nave has two 2-window range of 3-light
windows with 4-centred heads. Gabled north porch between windows has castellated
parapet. Shallow pitch nave roof has ashlar parapets. Perpendicular west tower:
ashlar, of 5 stages, the upper stage is subdivided; 3-light west window in
second stage has geometrical tracery. 2-light bell chamber openings to each face
of fifth stage. Castellated parapet with short pinnacles at corners. Interior:
Chancel has double chamfered arch to south aisle chapel with fleuron decoration
to the capitals. Simple arch from south aisle to chapel. Decorated double
chamfered chancel arch. Nave of 3-bay arcade to south aisle, of double chamfered
arches being continuous with the piers and forming a slender chamfered
projection to the nave and aisle. C19 nave and chancel roofs of shallow pitch
with chamfered tie beams and painted panels. Stained glass east window.
Monuments: Brass plate to left of altar commemorates Danial Holford, Rector died
1622. 3 brass plates to north wall of chancel dating from 1702 to 1790
commemorate members of the Saunders family; the earliest has a moulded stone
surround with scrolls and urn. Slate slab to south aisle wall commemorates
family tree of Lee family from 1693 to 1804. Four other C19 white marble tablets
on south aisle wall. Plain stone tablet in belfry commemorates John and Ann
Levitt died 1780 and 1738.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.197).

Listing NGR: SP7163984757

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