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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II Listed Building in Brayford, Devon

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Latitude: 51.081 / 51°4'51"N

Longitude: -3.8751 / 3°52'30"W

OS Eastings: 268748

OS Northings: 132966

OS Grid: SS687329

Mapcode National: GBR KZ.D44B

Mapcode Global: FRA 26S8.659

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107553

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98883

Location: Brayford, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Brayford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Charles St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 63 SE
3/9 Church of St John the Baptist

Parish Church. Probably C15 fabric to chancel nave and tower, the latter largely
rebuilt in 1620, the whole heavily restored 1885. Stone rubble with ashlar
dressings. Slate roofs. West tower, nave and chancel and south porch. West tower
of 2 stages, unbuttressed, with embattled parapet. Single light bell-openings to
each face. Rectangular stair turret on north side.
C19 fenestration to nave and chancel. South side nave has one 2-light and a 3-light
pointed arched windows, chancel a single light window. 3-light stepped lancet
window at east end of chancel. Two 2-light windows to north side of nave.
South porch has C15 virtually semi-circular headed doorway with hollow-chamfered and
roll moulded surround.
Interior: plain ceiled waggon roofs to nave with moulded ribs and to chancel with
variously carved bosses at the intersections. C20 nave seating and furniture.
Font, 1727, with fluted bowl on baluster shaft. C17 wall monument on chancel north
wall to members of Gregorie family including George Gregorie, rector and patron of
the parish d.1719. Broken pediment with reclining cherubs and achievement. Skulls
flanking oval medallion in base.

Listing NGR: SS6874832966

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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