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Church of St John

A Grade II* Listed Building in West Grimstead, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0383 / 51°2'18"N

Longitude: -1.6999 / 1°41'59"W

OS Eastings: 421138

OS Northings: 126596

OS Grid: SU211265

Mapcode National: GBR 51R.WK2

Mapcode Global: FRA 76BC.ML6

Plus Code: 9C3W28Q2+82

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 23 March 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1284888

English Heritage Legacy ID: 319467

ID on this website: 101284888

Location: St John's Church, West Grimstead, Wiltshire, SP5

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Grimstead

Built-Up Area: West Grimstead

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: West Grimstead St John

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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6/87 Church of St. John



Anglican church. C13 to C18. Flint with ashlar quoins, west tower
is English bond brick, plain tiled roof. Nave with north aisle,
chancel, added south chapel and vestry, west tower. West tower of
C18 has pointed arch over west door, two arrow slits to north,
south and west sides of upper stage, pyramidal tiled roof. South
wall of vestry and chapel has one blocked pointed-arched door with
hollow chamfer, now containing window with wooden Y-tracery, to
right are two chamfered square-headed windows. East window with
wooden Y-tracery, to right are two chamfered square-headed windows.
East window of south chapel is pointed with double-chamfered
moulding and wooden Y-tracery. Chancel has two round-arched
chamfered windows to south side and group of three stepped cusped
lancets to east, east window of north aisle has 2-light square-
headed C16 window. North aisle has one 2-light square-headed C16
window and blocked pointed door to west, with inserted window with
wooden Y-tracery. West end of north aisle has 2-light square-
headed C16 window.
Interior; 2-bay nave has double-chamfered pointed north arcade on
cylindrical columns of early C13; voussoirs are alternate pink and
grey stones. Unusual roof trusses nave arch-braced tie-beams with
central carved bosses, on corbels, with curved principals which
bow-out to take purlins. Pointed double-chamfered arch with
attached column either side leads to south chapel of 1 bay, outshut
roof has tie-bean with braces to principals. Chancel arch is plain
double-chamfered pointed arch. One-bay chancel has same roof as
nave and north aisle. North side chapel contains organ, double-
chamfered round arch on columns leads to it from chancel. Trefoil-
headed piscina on south side of chancel. Fittings: Fine Jacobean
wooden pulpit with flat arabesque carving. Royal Arms of Queen
Anne on south wall on nave. Good classical style wall tablet in
limestone and slate is memorial to William Hubbard died 1792, north
wall of chancel. Cylindrical limestone font of C13. East window
has signed stained glass by Heaton, Butler and Bayne of London,
1900. (N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975.)

Listing NGR: SU2113826596

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