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Parish Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Batheaston, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.4098 / 51°24'35"N

Longitude: -2.3213 / 2°19'16"W

OS Eastings: 377748

OS Northings: 167910

OS Grid: ST777679

Mapcode National: GBR 0Q5.FYG

Mapcode Global: VH96F.QT5M

Entry Name: Parish Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 1 February 1956

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320501

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32147

Location: Batheaston, Bath and North East Somerset, BA1

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Batheaston

Built-Up Area: Bath

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

(West side)
1.2.56 Parish Church of St. John
the Baptist

Parish Church. C12th church, remodelled late C15th; west tower and nave rebuilt
mid C19th; north aisle, c. 1834 by John Pinch, the Younger of Bath; restored by
F. Preedy; south aisle and south porch c,1866-1868 by F. Preedy of Worcester and
London; chancel c.1860. Coursed squared rubble; Cotswold stone slate roof on
chancel, slate roofs elsewhere. West tower: 4 stages with pierced embattled
parapet; setback buttresses; projecting octagonal stairs, turret at south-east
which terminates in spirelet; pointed perpendicular 2-light windows with cusped
heads; east side has canopied niche containing figure, probably St. John.
South aisle: south wall is identical in design with original south wall of nave;
it was simply moved and rebuilt by Preedy; variety of perpendicular windows;
vestigial and now anachronistic protrusion for rood stair. South porch: also
moved and rebuilt in facsimile by Preedy incorporating mediaeval work;
panelled perpendicular parapet; depressed ogee hood to south door, heavily
moulded with fleurons in hollow chamfer. Chancel: all 1860 with geometric east
window. Sanctus bell cote on the east gable of nave. Interior: 5 bag nave
with perpendicular arcade, probably of 1834 to north and 1868 to south. 2 bay
chancel. Fonts: (1) octagonal on baluster stem, c,1700-1715; (2) 1869; Reredos,
1878. 18th wall tablet on south chancel wall. Dobbie B.M.W., An English Rural
Community, 1969.

Listing NGR: ST7774867910

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