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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hellidon, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2195 / 52°13'10"N

Longitude: -1.2465 / 1°14'47"W

OS Eastings: 451573

OS Northings: 258192

OS Grid: SP515581

Mapcode National: GBR 8SB.X98

Mapcode Global: VHCVJ.BGWV

Plus Code: 9C4W6Q93+RC

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 18 January 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075284

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360577

ID on this website: 101075284

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

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Hellidon

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Hellidon St John Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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13/87 Church of St. John the
18/01/68 Baptist
Church. Medieval west tower, nave and chancel restored and largely re-built by
William Butterfield 1846-1847; north aisle added 1867 by Butterfield, chancel
aisle 1897 by Mathew Holding. Coursed squared ironstone with limestone and red
sandstone dressings; slate roof. Chancel, north chancel aisle, nave, south
porch, north aisle and transept, west tower. East window has 3-light Decorated
style tracery and hood-mould with label stops. 2-light Decorated windows to
chancel and nave except for south-east chancel window of 2-lights with straight
head and hood mould. South porch has double-chamfered arch. South door has
moulded arch on imposts and a hood-mould and bears inscription AD 1591. 3-stage
battlemented west tower has red sandstone chamfered plinth, 1-light lancet
window to ground floor, west side, and 2-light windows with Decorated tracery in
red sandstone to belfry stage, except to south side which has a partially
blocked arched window. Interior: chancel has polychromatic zig-zag-tiled dado to
sanctuary and reredos of limestone inlaid with coloured marbles and tiles, and a
red marble gradine. Arch-braced collar truss roof, the east-bay painted, and a
painted inscription below wall plate. Simple painted decoration to soffit and
splays of chancel windows. Nave has north arcade with chamfered arches dying
into square piers and a scissor-truss roof. C19 stained glass east window by
Frederick Preedy; C19 windows to south side of chancel in west tower by
Alexander Gibbs: wall monument to restorer of church, Reverend C.S. Holthouse by
(Holthouse papers, Northants Record Office, Buildings of England, Northants,

Listing NGR: SP5157358192

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