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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in Padworth, West Berkshire

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Latitude: 51.3912 / 51°23'28"N

Longitude: -1.12 / 1°7'11"W

OS Eastings: 461329

OS Northings: 166158

OS Grid: SU613661

Mapcode National: GBR 93K.RNJ

Mapcode Global: VHCZN.J9SC

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 14 April 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155386

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39594

Location: Padworth, West Berkshire, RG7

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: Padworth

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Padworth

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

PADWORTH
SU 66 NW
4/8 Church Of St. John
14.4.67 The Baptist

GV I

Church. Circa 1130 with some C16 windows, vestry and porch added in restoration
of 1890. Rendered with stone dressings; tiled roofs, shingled bellcote to
west with 3 louvred ogee lights on each face, clock to south, and pyramidal
tiled roof with weathervane. Romanesque. Nave, apsidal chancel, south porch
and vestry. Nave: one C16 window to north and south with 3 arched lights under
square head; shafted south doorway of one order, capitals carved with foilage
and volutes, moulded arch with chevron and other ornament; shafted north doorway
of one order with carved capitals and moulded arch with chevron ornament. Gabled
south porch with planted timbers and 2-light openings to east; gabled vestry to
west with planted timbers and 3-light mullioned south window. Chancel: C19
north and south windows with 2 round arched lights, C16 south-east window with
2 round arched lights, C19 one light round arched east window. Interior:
vaulted chancel; tall C12 chancel arch with roll moulding, 2 orders and capitals
carved with foilage and grotesques; jamb of earlier window revealed in wall to
south, C19 piscina to south-east. C19 arch braced nave roof. C17 Communion rail,
C17 communion table at west end of nave; other fittings C19. Monuments: tablet
to Christopher Griffith, 1776 by J Wilton, large female figure bending over urn
with portrait medallion; tablet to Mrs Loftus Brightwell, 1711, putti to left
and right, with 2 Ionic columns supporting broken back flat pediment with coat
or arms above. Other C18 and early C19 wall tablets. This is an important
C12 chrch, notable for the lack of later additions. VCH, pp415-416 including
plan; BOE, Berkshire, ppl9O-191.


Listing NGR: SU6132866159

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