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Parish Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.539 / 51°32'20"N

Longitude: -2.3943 / 2°23'39"W

OS Eastings: 372748

OS Northings: 182302

OS Grid: ST727823

Mapcode National: GBR 0NJ.FGP

Mapcode Global: VH95T.GL23

Entry Name: Parish Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 29 July 1983

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129307

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34207

Location: Sodbury, South Gloucestershire, BS37

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Sodbury

Built-Up Area: Chipping Sodbury

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Chipping Sodbury St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


Parish Church of
St John the Baptist


C13 origins but mostly Perpendicular. West tower, Nave and Chancel, with north and
south aisles. Single-storey projecting south porch with castellated parapet and
3 figures (re-inserted in C19) in niches. Restored by G E Street in 1869. Rubble
with ashlar dressings. Cotswold stone tile roof. Ashlar west tower of 4 stages:
later Perpendicular with diagonal buttresses and blind panelled and pierced
castellated parapet; crocketed pinnacles; 5-light west window; good 2- and 3-light
pierced tracery windows on third and fourth stages.

Interior: Tierceron vault in tower. Four bay Nave with Perpendicular arcades; those
on south side have slight ogee arch; north bay nearest chancel is Early English. C15
pulpit built into wall between third and fourth bay of north arcade, much restored by
G E Street but retains fan-vault inside and leaded 2-light window to north aisle.

Early English chancel arch with twisted terminals. Two bay chancel, Early English to
north and Perpendicular to south-north chapel has Early English piscina and finely,
carved C15 image bracket. Incised stone slab to Richard Colmore, 1513, under double
ogee head.

C13 font, plain octagonal bowl on octagonal shaft with roll at top and bottom. C19
pews, choir stalls and reredos.

Some remains of Perpendicular-boarded roof, mostly restored.

Listing NGR: ST7274982306

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

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