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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Harescombe, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7922 / 51°47'31"N

Longitude: -2.2372 / 2°14'13"W

OS Eastings: 383737

OS Northings: 210416

OS Grid: SO837104

Mapcode National: GBR 1LY.R5K

Mapcode Global: VH94R.56NZ

Plus Code: 9C3VQQR7+V4

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 10 January 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154223

English Heritage Legacy ID: 131748

Location: Harescombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL4

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Harescombe

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Harescombe St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Description

SO 81 SW HARESCOMBE CHURCH LANE
(south side)
5/93 church of St. John the Baptist

10.1.55

GV II*

Parish church. C13; 1871 restoration by Francis Niblett. Coursed,
squared and ashlar limestone; stone slate roof. Nave without
aisles; chancel, south porch and north vestry. C13 chamfered
pointed-arched south doorway with medieval plank and batten door;
C19 restored porch with pointed arch and diagonal corner buttresses
to parapet gable; narrow side lancets. Two trefoil-headed nave
lancets to right; east end of nave has wide offset buttress and
wide coping to gable below C13 bellcote: octagonal stone spire
having 4 attached octagonal pinnacles with C19 iron crosses;
central moulded bracket divides space for 2 bells. Two C18
memorials on wall west of porch. Blocked C13 doorway to buttressed
north nave wall with 3 trefoil-headed lancets. C19 2-light west
window with quatrefoil tracery and carved head labels to hood
mould. C19 restored pair of cinquefoil lancets to east chancel
wall; 2 trefoil-headed C13 lancets to south with C18 memorial to
right; single trefoil headed lancet to north with lean-to C19
vestry to right having trefoil-headed north lancets. Limewashed
interior. C19 4-bay collar truss nave roof; C13 pointed chancel
arch with chamfered archivolt; chancel altered in Cl9; 3-bay
arcaded reredos with tile inlay; raised floor; plank boarded
chancel roof; large chamfered segmental arch to vestry.
Cinquefoil-headed piscina in south chancel wall with credence
table; cinquefoil-headed south nave piscina. C20 altar screen with
carved angels on riddle posts; Jacobean hexagonal pulpit on Cl9
moulded stone base; C19 box pews. Two C18 memorials, either side
of chancel arch: right to Rev. Mr Jonathan Blagge BA, died 1726,
has oval inscription panel with putti and cherubs, and is
surmounted by bust of the rector, all painted; left is oval moulded
memorial to CHARLES STOCK, Rector of Harescombe, died 1707/8, also
painted. C19 stained glass to west window; C20 to east. (D.
Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979.)


Listing NGR: SO8373710416

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