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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II Listed Building in Hindon, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0956 / 51°5'44"N

Longitude: -2.1302 / 2°7'48"W

OS Eastings: 390979

OS Northings: 132927

OS Grid: ST909329

Mapcode National: GBR 1WM.87Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 66F7.7XL

Plus Code: 9C3V3VW9+6W

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 6 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318810

English Heritage Legacy ID: 320926

ID on this website: 101318810

Location: St John's Church, Hindon, Wiltshire, SP3

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Hindon

Built-Up Area: Hindon

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Hindon with Chicklade and Pertwood St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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ST 9032 (east side)

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Anglican parish church. 1870-71 by T.H. Wyatt, on the site of a
Medieval chapel. Limestone ashlar, tiled roof. Plan: Nave and
aisles, south-west tower with spire over entrance, chancel and
south vestry. South doorway at base of tower has roll-moulded
pointed archway with attached shafts with stiff-leaf capitals, 3-
stage tower has angle buttresses and string courses, second stage
has chamfered lancet and octagonal clock face, bell stage has 2-
light plate tracery window with attached shafts and louvres,
Lombard frieze to cornice, plain 4-sided spire. South aisle has
two 2-light plate tracery windows with gables to lean-to roof, nave
clerestory has three lancets. Gabled south vestry has shouldered
doorway and lancet with quatrefoil to right, square ashlar stack,
east side has 2 shouldered windows. Chancel has lancet on south
side, three lancets with attached shafts and multifoil in moulded
surround to east end, angle buttresses and coped verge with cross
finial, north side has two lancets. North aisle has three windows
as south aisle, five lancets to clerestory. West end has roll-
moulded pointed doorway with double planked doors, flanked by pairs
of attached shafts, gabled hood over with Agnus Dei and stiff-leaf
finial, lancet either side and multifoil over. Cylindrical stair
turret with chamfered loopholes in north-west angle between south
aisle and tower.
Interior: Porch below tower has pointed roll-moulded arch with
double planked doors to nave, segmental-headed planked doors to
stairs and to south aisle. Nave has 5-bay arch-braced collar roof
with scissor trusses to half-bays, exposed rafters. Five-bay
double-chamfered north arcade on cylindrical piers, 3-bay south
arcade with organ filling eastern bay, lean-to aisle roofs with
exposed rafters. Interior walls are rendered with ashlar
dressings, stone floors. Roll-moulded and hollow-chamfered pointed
chancel arch with marble shafts and hoodmould with foliated
terminals. Chancel has 3-bay arch-braced collar truss roof,
exposed ashlar walls, polychrome tiled floor, 2-seat trefoil-headed
sedilia on south walls, roll-moulded pointed doorway to vestry,
east windows have rere-arches on pink marble shafts with stiff-leaf
capitals. Fittings: C19 wrought iron and wood communion rail,
pulpit with wooden open arcading on stone base, original pews,
1870s cylindrical stone font with carved decoration on four marble
shafts around central stone column. Some classical marble wall
tablets reset from earlier church; such as to James Ames died
1818, Ruth Hunter died 1794. Paid for by Marchioness of
Westminster as memorial to the Marquess of Westminster of Fonthill
Abbey (q.v.).
(\n. Sheard, The History of Hindon, 1979)

Listing NGR: ST9097932927

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