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Church of Saint John the Baptist

A Grade II Listed Building in Woodsford, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7143 / 50°42'51"N

Longitude: -2.3383 / 2°20'17"W

OS Eastings: 376210

OS Northings: 90569

OS Grid: SY762905

Mapcode National: GBR 0ZN.3NH

Mapcode Global: FRA 57Z6.4TY

Entry Name: Church of Saint John the Baptist

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155283

English Heritage Legacy ID: 106399

Location: Woodsford, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Woodsford

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Woodsford St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


SY 79 SE

9/210 Church of Saint John
the Baptist


Anglican parish church. C13 origin, largely rebuilt 1862-3, architect T H
Wyatt. Rubble stone walls with ashlar dressings. Tiled roofs with coped
gables, except to north aisle and vestry which are slated. Nave, north
aisle of 2 bays, chancel with vestry on north, south porch, west tower.
Tower - lower part C13, raised in C19, with saddleback top. String course
below belfry. Twin lancets to belfry, with mullions in form of column. In
stage below belfry, single lancets. Slit window in lower part of west
wall. In south wall of nave, west of porch, a plain C13 lancet. Gabled
porch has pointed arched opening of 2 orders, the inner order dying into
jambs. Transept gable, immediately east of porch, cuts into porch gable.
In south wall of transept, a 2-light window with plate tracery. South wall
of chancel has 3 plain chamfered lancets. East window of 3 stepped lancets,
under hoodmould which continues as string course. Vestry, north of chancel
has 2 plain chamfered lancets. In north aisle wall, 2 pairs of chamfered
lancets. In west wall, 2 lancets with circular window over. Internally,
walls plastered. Chancel has trussed rafter and scissor braced roof.
Blocked doorway in south wall. Chancel arch of 2 orders, with carved angel
corbels. Nave has trussed rafter roof with additional upper collars. North
arcade has circular column with moulded cap. Simple lean-to to roof to
aisle. Tower arch of 2 orders. Re-set medieval piscina in transept. In
tower, tile slit window in west wall has inner shouldered arch. Font, C19 in
C12 style, with square bowl on circular base with shafts. All fittings C19
(RCHM Monument 1. Dorset Vol II).

Listing NGR: SY7621090569

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