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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kidderminster, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.4116 / 52°24'41"N

Longitude: -2.253 / 2°15'10"W

OS Eastings: 382888

OS Northings: 279317

OS Grid: SO828793

Mapcode National: GBR 1CD.TDY

Mapcode Global: VH91M.WNS4

Plus Code: 9C4VCP6W+JR

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 25 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348319

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157145

Location: Wolverley and Cookley, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, DY11

County: Worcestershire

District: Wyre Forest

Civil Parish: Wolverley and Cookley

Built-Up Area: Fairfield

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Kidderminster Ismere

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

SO 87 NW
6/153 Church of St John the Baptist
Parish church. 1772, with some late C19 alterations. Brick with hipped tile
roof. West tower, nave and chancel. West tower: two stages divided by a
dentilled brick string, lower part quoined; crenellated parapet and dentilled
brick cornice. Belfry stage has deep semi-circular headed recesses containing
semi-circular headed louvred openings. Nave: crenellated parapet; five deep
semi-circular headed recesses containing semi-circular headed windows. C19
timber porch in second bay from left. Chancel of three bays, to the left bay
a vestry, other two with windows as nave. East window has similar, larger
window, with three C19 ashlar lights. Interior: aisles formed within nave
by five bay arcades with semi-circular arches. Aisles have modillioned cornices.
Gallery to west end and over aisles has panelled front. Chancel arch semi-
circular. Font in Gothick style. C14 recumbent stone effigy of a knight at
south-east corner of nave. A series of good wall tablets of late C18 to early
C19 date in aisles and chancel, including Helen Knight died 1801 by Flaxman in
chancel. (BoE, p 291).

Listing NGR: SO8288879317

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