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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in Hornton, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 52.102 / 52°6'7"N

Longitude: -1.4288 / 1°25'43"W

OS Eastings: 439222

OS Northings: 245006

OS Grid: SP392450

Mapcode National: GBR 6QZ.5LL

Mapcode Global: VHBYK.6F0G

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 8 December 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227940

English Heritage Legacy ID: 401981

Location: Hornton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX15

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Hornton

Built-Up Area: Hornton

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hornton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP3845, SP3844 (West side)
16/115, 20/115 Church of St. John the Baptist


Church. Late C12 with C13 and C14 alterations and additions. C15 east and west
windows. Roof restored in 1922. Ironstone ashlar and squared, coursed ironstone.
Lead roofs. Chancel, nave, north and south aisles, south porch, west tower.
5-window range, Chancel, 4-light Perpendicular east window. 2 Decorated windows
on south have trefoiled lancets. Priest's doorway with ogee head and plank door.
South aisle has 2 trefoiled lancets windows to right of porch. Another to nave
to left of porch. Perpendicular clerestory has four 2-light windows, one
renewed. South porch. Pointed arched doorway with hood mould and label stops.
Plank door. South porch and south aisle have diagonal buttresses. Chancel, nave,
and south aisle have parapets. West tower. 3 stages. Doorway on west has pointed
arched head and hood mould. Plank door. 3-light Perpendicular window and a
2-light louvred window to bell-stage. String courses to second and third stages.
Parapet. Clock on south face. Diagonal buttresses. North aisle. Pointed arched
doorway, 2-light Perpendicular and 2-light ogee headed windows. Four 2-light windows, - F ou'r S'+ii g.'it
Perpendicular clerestory windows. Chancel has exterior wall memorials on east
dated 1702, 1717 and 1817. Scratch dial in wall of south aisle. Interior
chancel. Arched, braced roof. In the north wall the blocked arches of a C14
arcade formerly opening to a chapel. On the south an ogee headed Decorated
piscina. Nave. Arch braced roof. North arcade of 4 bays, C12 with additional C14
bays. Round piers with scalloped capitals. 2-bay Decorated south arcade, with 2
octagonal piers. Small Decorated piscina. Remains of a stone reredos in chancel
and north aisle. C12 circular font with blind arcade of intersecting arches
above a double band of table moulding. Border of stylized leaves around the rim.
South aisle has a fragment of the lower part of a C15 screen with traceried
panels. Tower arch has an early C17 screen with first pierced balusters. Late C14
wall paintings; Last Judgement or Doom above the chancel arch: a Crucifixion with
the Virgin and St John; a Pieta north of the chancel arch and south of it St.
George and the dragon; C14 fragments in the south aisle; C17 texts in the north
aisle. South window has fragmentary remains of medieval stained glass.
(VCH; Oxfordshire; Vol IX, pp136-7; Buildings of England; Oxfordshire; p654)

Listing NGR: SP3922045005

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