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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Greatham, Hartlepool

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Latitude: 54.6402 / 54°38'24"N

Longitude: -1.2387 / 1°14'19"W

OS Eastings: 449231

OS Northings: 527502

OS Grid: NZ492275

Mapcode National: GBR MGSS.MC

Mapcode Global: WHD6L.YM9L

Plus Code: 9C6WJQR6+3G

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 16 November 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263522

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432123

Location: Greatham, Hartlepool, TS25

County: Hartlepool

Civil Parish: Greatham

Built-Up Area: Greatham

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Greatham

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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NZ 4927
12/32 Church of St. John the

-- II*

Church, late C12 nave arcades, nave of c.1792 in earlier materials; chancel and
easternmost bay of nave, of 1855/56 in Decorated style by J.P. Pritchett to
designs of J. Middleton; clearstoreys of 1869 by R.J. Withers; vestry and
organ chamber of 1881; tower of 1909 by C. Hodgson Fowler; all on Anglo Saxon
foundation. Dressed, snecked limestone; dressed limestone to tower; Welsh
slate to nave roof; other roofs of Lakeland slate. Aisled and clearstoried
nave, lower chancel, north-east organ chamber, south-east vestry, north-west
porch and west tower. 3-stage tower with slender clasping buttresses and
embattled parapet. Sculptured figure in niche to 2nd stage on north face.
5-bay nave and 2-bay chancel have Early English style windows, with plate
tracery to aisles and chancel; circular quatrefoil windows to clearstorey.
4 bays of nave arcades are C12 with circular piers; westernmost bays are mid
C19 with octagonal piers; all have pointed double-chamfered arches with
exception of 2nd and 4th bays of north aisle which have double chevron moulding
facing nave. Pre-Reformation altar mensa of Frosterley marble, on 2 early
eleventh century baluster shafts. Pre-Reformation, Frosterley marble, circular
font bowl on shaft and moulded base. Built into north wall of north aisle are
fragments of sculptured masonry of C8 to C12. 2 bells cast in 1837. V.C.H.,
Durham, Vol. 3, 1928, pp. 245-246.

Listing NGR: NZ4923127502

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