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Church of St John the Baptist, Buckhurst Hill

A Grade II Listed Building in Buckhurst Hill, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6292 / 51°37'45"N

Longitude: 0.0334 / 0°2'0"E

OS Eastings: 540838

OS Northings: 194220

OS Grid: TQ408942

Mapcode National: GBR MD.TB8

Mapcode Global: VHHMY.J9JX

Plus Code: 9F32J2HM+M9

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist, Buckhurst Hill

Listing Date: 29 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337256

English Heritage Legacy ID: 118632

Location: Buckhurst Hill, Epping Forest, Essex, IG9

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Buckhurst Hill

Built-Up Area: Redbridge

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Buckhurst Hill St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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4/1 Buckhurst Hill,
Church of St. John the

Parish church, C19. Stone, part coursed, part random, with slate roofs. Nave
consecrated 1837, N aisle, N chapel and chancel 1865, S aisle 1870, extension
and SW spire 1879, W front 1892. The chancel has an E window of 5 trefoiled
lights with tracery under a 4-centred arch, and N and S'windows of 2 trefoiled
lights with segmental-pointed arches. To the W of these on the N side there
is an arcade of 2 2-centred arches with brown marble shaft and capital of
naturalistic foliage into the N chapel, and on the S side a single 2-centred
arch with engaged shafts and naturalistic floriate capitals into the organ-
chamber. The chancel arch is 2-centred and moulded. A richly carved timber
screen has been moved from its original position in the chancel arch further
E into the chancel. The roof of the chancel is in 3 bays with arch-braced
collars. The nave has 2 arcades of 5 bays with 2-centred arches and capitals
of naturalistic foliate designs, all different, except the 2 most westerly
capitals of the N arcade which are moulded. The N aisle is low, with a lean-to
roof, the S aisle high, with a pitched roof. The W window has 5 trefoiled
lights and a 2-centred arch. The roof of the nave is of hammerbeam construction
with arched braces of 4-centred curvature. The glass is of various styles and
dates; one window of the N aisle has glass of Pre-Raphaelite character.

Listing NGR: TQ4083894220

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