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Church of St John

A Grade II* Listed Building in Buckhorn Weston, Dorset

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Latitude: 51.0213 / 51°1'16"N

Longitude: -2.348 / 2°20'52"W

OS Eastings: 375690

OS Northings: 124717

OS Grid: ST756247

Mapcode National: GBR 0VS.TFL

Mapcode Global: FRA 56ZF.13H

Plus Code: 9C3V2MC2+GR

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 3 January 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324559

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102904

Location: Buckhorn Weston, Dorset, SP8

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Buckhorn Weston

Built-Up Area: Buckhorn Weston

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Buckhorn Weston St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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6/65 Church of St John (formerly
listed as Church of St John
GV II* Baptist)

Parish Church. C14 origin with C15 porch. Tower 1861, north aisle
and organ chamber 1870. 1861 work by Thomas Richards of Wincanton,
1870 work by G R Crickmay. Coursed squared rubble with ashlar
dressings. Gabled tiled roofs with stone copings. Nave has stone
slate verges. Plan: Nave, chancel, north aisle, north organ chamber,
west tower, south porch. Tower: 2-stage, embattled with crocketted
finials and diagonal weathered buttresses; chamfer ed, 2-centred west
doorway, trefoiled window with label over; north wall has diamond
shaped window with quatrefoil; segmental-pointed belfry lights with
louvres; sundial dated 1599. Nave has C19 south windows of 2 and 3-
lights under 2-centred heads with flowing tracery and labels with
head stops. North and south chancel walls have C14 2-light windows
under 2-centred heads. East chancel window of 3-lights with Geometric
tracery under a 2-centred head having a label with foliage stops.
Aisle windows are square-headed, of 2 and 3-lights and 'Perpendicular'
tracery. Porch with moulded 4-centred head arch above which is a
canopied niche with pinnacles and crocketted finials containing worn
figure said to represent St John the Baptist. 3-centred, chamfered
south doorway with continuous jambs. Internal features: 2-centred,
chamfered chancel arch dying into flat jambs; 2-centred tower arch
of 2 chamfered orders dying into flat jambs; 3 bay aracade of 2-centred,
moulded arches on piers with 4 subsidary shafts with capitals; 2-centred,
roll-moulded organ chamber arches; combined arch-braced and scissor-
truss nave roof; arch-braced collar-truss chancel roof on corbels;
arch-braced collar-truss roof on corbels to aisle; C15 octagonal stone
font with quatrefoil panels each having a pair of fleurons above, the
whole supported on a moulded octagonal pier on a square base; remains
of rood vice; recess with 2-centred moulded cusped head containing
recumbent effigy of man in C14 dress (said to be Alexander Mobray):
pedimented marble wall plate to Samuel and Ann Clark, 1761;C18 floor
slabs, reset C14 piscina in chancel; C19 pulpit with blind tracery,
C19 benches; C19 glass.
(RCHM, Dorset, vol IV pp6-8, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The
Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 121. Pitfield F P
Dorset Parish Churches A-D, Dorset Publishing Company, 1981, pp 128-131.)

Listing NGR: ST7569024717

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