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Church of St John

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8806 / 51°52'50"N

Longitude: -0.8351 / 0°50'6"W

OS Eastings: 480278

OS Northings: 220871

OS Grid: SP802208

Mapcode National: GBR C0S.5N1

Mapcode Global: VHDTR.GZVP

Plus Code: 9C3XV5J7+7W

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1124307

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42340

Location: Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire, HP22

County: Buckinghamshire

Civil Parish: Whitchurch

Built-Up Area: Whitchurch

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Whitchurch with Creslow

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Parish church. Late C13-mid C14 with C15 S. porch and C15-C16
clerestory. Heavily restored 1911. Coursed limestone rubble, lead roofs,
tiled porch. W. tower of 3 stages is set between the aisles, with angle
buttresses to W. corners, battlemented parapet and paired pointed lights with
Tudor hoodmoulds to bell-chamber. S. side also has single light and
carved stone sundial dated 1828. W. side has heavily restored C14 doorway
with moulded arch on triple shafts, and 2-light traceried window with canopied
niches in jambs. Arched niche above. Nave has moulded parapet and
3-bay clerestory of 2-light cusped windows.N. aisle has traceried windows
in E. bays, and 3-light uncusped window to N. of W. bay with segmental
zig-zag moulding over. Moulded doorway. S. aisle more regular with
3-light cusped windows, 2 in E. bays with flat heads, the other with
4-centred head; altered and blocked round window to E. Brick buttress
between E. windows. Moulded S. doorway has hoodmould with carved head
stops and cusped niche above. S. porch is dated 1657 on tablet and has
wide chamfered arch on semi-octagonal piers with carved heads to stops
and apex of hoodmould. Chancel has altered plain parapet and 3 bays of
traceried windows, 2-light to N. and S., 3-light to E. Interior: tower has
triple chamfered arches to nave and aisles, the nave arch taller and with
the inner order continued down jambs. Nave has 4-bay arcades of double
chamfered arches, those to S. on circular piers, those to N. on octagonal
piers, all with moulded capitals and bases. Cusped ogee niche to right of
chancel arch, shallow niche with pointed head in N.E. pier. Nave and
aisle roofs are late C15-C16 with moulded cross beams. Double chamfered
chancel arch, the inner order on semi-octagonal piers. Fine C14 piscina and
sedilia with moulded arches on triple shafts, the piscina arch pointed and
cusped, the sedilia arch segmental. Fittings: choir stalls have some early
C16 ends with poppyheads initialled R.H.; one similar pew in nave; some
old tiles in chancel; early C17 pulpit; font dated 1661 with small carved
marble basin on wooden baluster, and fine wrought iron hoist for cover;
C17 poor box; early C19 box pew belonging to the Westcar family. Late
C15 wall painting in N. aisle. Monuments: 2 marble tablets in chancel with
hands pointing downwards, one an oval tablet to Ann Gaderen 1669, the
other with paired oval inscription panels to Bennett and Martha Gaudrey
1660 and 1656; marble monument to John Westcar 1833, by John Gibson, with
relief of gentleman standing infront of a bull and some sheep; 3 small
brass incription tablets 1699-1707 in nave.
RCHM II p. 322-324.

Listing NGR: SP8027820871

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