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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in Stanton St John, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7801 / 51°46'48"N

Longitude: -1.1643 / 1°9'51"W

OS Eastings: 457750

OS Northings: 209373

OS Grid: SP577093

Mapcode National: GBR 8YW.6H5

Mapcode Global: VHCXP.RJV8

Plus Code: 9C3WQRJP+27

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Last Amended: 5 June 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182305

English Heritage Legacy ID: 246683

Location: Stanton St. John, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX33

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Stanton St. John

Built-Up Area: Stanton St John

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Stanton St John

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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5/163 Church of St. John the Baptist


Church. c.1200 and c.1300, altered C14, tower C15. Limestone rubble with ashlar
dressings; plain-tile roofs. Aisled nave, chancel and west tower. Chancel of
c.1300 has deep buttresses between pairs of trefoil-headed lancets, with a
priests door to south and a 3-light east window containing extraordinary cusped
lattice tracery. Nave has cinquefoil-headed clerestory lights. South aisle has a
C13 lancet in the west wall but was probably widened in late C14; its C19 east
window is in Decorated style, the 2-light square-headed south windows are C15
and later, and the south door is C14. Wider north aisle has one C14 north window
with Reticulated tracery, but other windows to north and east are C15 with tall
cinquefoil lights under square heads; west window has Perpendicular tracery. C15
crenellated 4-stage tower has diagonal buttresses and semi-octagonal stair
tower, to south, with a short spire; west doorway has quatrefoils and mouchettes
in the spandrels and a label; 2-light west window with Perpendicular tracery;
2-light arched belfry openings with quatrefoil tracery. Interior: Chancel
windows have elaborately-moulded rear arches with head stops; small contemporary
piscina to south; ogee-headed double-cusped tomb recess to north. 3-bay nave has
c.1200 masonry-piered arcade to north of which the eastern arch is the earliest;
south arcade has C13 eastern arch, and the rest is early C14. 7-canted
coupled-rafter roofs to nave and chancel are probably medieval. Plain
Transitional-style chancel arch is noted as rebuilt c.1700. Fittings include a
C15 oak parclose screen in north aisle, part of which is now in tower arch; 2
oak C15 pew fronts with flowers carved on a lattice background; 8 medieval
benchends in chancel with double-headed finials; elaborately-carved C17 pulpit
incorporating arms of New College, Oxford, owners of the parish; C17 communion
table in south aisle; C17 panelling in chancel; medieval stone mensa with
hollow-chamfered lower edges, medieval encaustic tiles from the excavated church
of Woodperry. Stained glass includes late C13 panels, roundels and some original
grisaille, all in chancel. Monuments include carved stone cartouches to Frances
Squibb (died 1695) and Judith Price (died 1709) both retaining much colour;
several C18 wall monuments including one with Corinthian columns supporting a
swan-necked pediment; a small brass inscription to William Pudsey (buried 1658)
in a partly-gilt Stone surround on the chancel wall; many C16, C17 and C18
ledgers, Painted Hanoverian arms above the chancel arch are dated 1801.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp.784-5).

Listing NGR: SP5774709371

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