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Parish Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II Listed Building in Loughton, Essex

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Latitude: 51.653 / 51°39'10"N

Longitude: 0.0649 / 0°3'53"E

OS Eastings: 542944

OS Northings: 196931

OS Grid: TQ429969

Mapcode National: GBR N6.H1M

Mapcode Global: VHHMS.2QP5

Plus Code: 9F32M337+6X

Entry Name: Parish Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 29 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165557

English Heritage Legacy ID: 118618

Location: Loughton, Epping Forest, Essex, IG10

County: Essex

District: Epping Forest

Civil Parish: Loughton

Built-Up Area: Loughton

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Loughton, St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Parish church, 1846, by Sidney Smirke, in neo-Norman style, extended in 1877.
Gault brick with stone dressings and slate roof. Cruciform plan with square
tower at crossing, stair tower in NE angle, vestry in SE angle, N porch. All
windows have round arches and internal splays, with external nook-shafts, the
same moulding continuing round the arch. The tower has 2 louvred lights in
each face, with nook-shafts and cushion capitals in recessed panels corbelled
at the top. The nave is in 4 bays with corbelled eaves. There are 2 windows,
with less splay than elsewhere. The interior is plastered, with plaster groined
vaulting throughout, cushion capitals on corbels in the nave, nook shafts with
moulded bases and cushion capitals at the crossing. The chancel was of one bay
originally, extended by one bay in 1877, with 3 E windows and 2 on each side.
The reredos is of painted tiles, mosaic and marble, and the same treatment
extends to the sides of the E bay only. In the E wall of the S transept there
is a wrought iron grill of flowing curves ending in six-petalled flowers, to
Henry Maitland, 1878. There is coloured glass in the chancel and transepts,
plain glass in the nave. The floor was of brick originally, replaced with
planking in 1982 with a dais at the crossing. The vestry is gabled to the S,
with a group of 3 round-headed lights and a round window above. The N doorway
is round headed beneath a segmental arch.

Listing NGR: TQ4294496931

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