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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in North Baddesley, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.9858 / 50°59'8"N

Longitude: -1.4278 / 1°25'40"W

OS Eastings: 440258

OS Northings: 120862

OS Grid: SU402208

Mapcode National: GBR 75J.5TX

Mapcode Global: FRA 76WH.ZGG

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 29 May 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1093668

English Heritage Legacy ID: 141132

Location: North Baddesley, Test Valley, Hampshire, SO52

County: Hampshire

District: Test Valley

Civil Parish: North Baddesley

Built-Up Area: North Baddesley

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: North Baddesley St John Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

SU 42 SW
Church of St John the


Parish church. Of nave, chancel C15, west tower and west wall of 1674, C19
north vestry, restoration of 1878 by G G Scott. The chancel was rebuilt to the
same width as the nave, to produce the present single cell church, with south
porch and west tower. Walls of flint and stone rubble to the nave, stone rubble
to the chancel, brickwork in English bond to the tower and west end of nave, with
lower parts having large stone quoins and bands of flint, vestry walls of
flint with stone dressing, two massive stepped buttresses at the west end (north
and south walls) of the church, of brickwork above a stone base. Tile roof. C14
and C15 coupled traceried windows, with three cusped lights to the C15 east
window; one Victorian copy, and a C18 casement lighting the gallery. C15 style
C17 porch, with a wood arcade on massive side walls, and a moulded stone south
door. The tower is crenellated, with narrow openings to the bell stage, and a
stone plaque above the small west window with raised figures 1674 and initials
S T (Simon Tredgo) and T C (Thomas Compton). Interior: wood barrel vault to
the chancel, which has a medieval (Hospitallers) altar tomb, a Tuscan monument
(of 1620, John More) placed diagonally, a small painting by Annibale Caracci, and
a wood screen of 1602, with lower panels and balustered open rails above.
Early C17 panelled pulpit with octagonal tester, C14 octagonal Purbeck font, C18
west gallery with C20 panelled front: above the doorway is a Royal Coat of Arms
(G3R) of 1806. From c1160 to 1536 the church belonged to the Knights Hospitallers.

Listing NGR: SU4046020644

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