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Parish Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sibson-cum-Stibbington, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.5749 / 52°34'29"N

Longitude: -0.3926 / 0°23'33"W

OS Eastings: 509023

OS Northings: 298666

OS Grid: TL090986

Mapcode National: GBR GY5.HKD

Mapcode Global: WHGMB.YJ6W

Entry Name: Parish Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 13 December 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1274862

English Heritage Legacy ID: 414084

Location: Sibson-cum-Stibbington, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE8

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

Civil Parish: Sibson-cum-Stibbington

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Castor with Upton and Stibbington and Water Newton

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

TL 0898
(East Side)
11/116 Parish Church of St
John the Baptist
Parish Church. Nave and chancel arch early to mid C12, north aisle c.1180.
Chancel rebuilt mid C13 and south arcade and aisle rebuilt. In 1848-49 church
restored, north and south aisles rebuilt, west tower demolished and vestry,
organ chamber, south porch and timber bellcote added. Architect (Protheroe
Pevsner) and Teulon. Walls of limestone rubble and dressings of Barnack
stone. Roofs of Collyweston stone slates. South elevation: South aisle with
gabled roof, two two-light windows, south porch with two-centred outer arch of
two continuous chamfered orders. Chancel with three two-light windows, c.1330
each with trefoiled ogee lights and with a quartrefoil in a two-centred head
with a moulded label and mask-stops, below the western window a blocked
'low-side' window with a square head; C13 doorway with two-centred arch and
moulded imposts. Interior: Nave; north arcade, two wide bays c.1180 of
round arches with two plain orders and chamfered label, the round column has a
scalloped cruciform capital with moulded abacus, and moulded base; south
arcade of three partly restored bays with two-centred arches of two chamfered
orders, octagonal columns with moulded capitals and bases. Partly restored
C12 doorway in west wall with jambs and round arched head of three orders, the
inner order plain with shouldered head and modern lintel with tympanum
enriched with regulated ornament, two round and roll-moulded orders with outer
band of billet-ornament, two detached shafts to jambs with cushion-capitals
and modern bases. Chancel arch, round of two square orders the inner with a
soffit roll, responds each with a half-round shaft with scalloped capitals and
grooved and chamfered abaci continued along the the wall. Font, C12 octagonal
bowl with round arch on each face springing from small shafts at the angles
with moulded capitals and bases, plain round stem C13 with eight shafts each
with moulded capitals and bases, and chamfered plinth. Fragment of stone
effigy of priest in chancel and C12 and C13 carved stones. For monuments and
floor slabs see RCHM and VCH. Sketch in vestry shows the church with tower
before 1848.

R.C.H.M. Huntingdonshire, p231
V.C.H. Huntingdonshire, p220
Pevsner. Buildings of England, p347
Gilbert, J.L. Stibbington Church and Parish, H.R.O.
Saunders, M. The Churches of S.S. Teulon
Survey Plan by Inskip Ladds 1936

Listing NGR: TL0902398666

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