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Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in Hailey, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8106 / 51°48'38"N

Longitude: -1.4877 / 1°29'15"W

OS Eastings: 435412

OS Northings: 212568

OS Grid: SP354125

Mapcode National: GBR 6VD.GP4

Mapcode Global: VHBZW.5RBB

Plus Code: 9C3WRG66+7W

Entry Name: Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 29 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1367964

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252759

Location: Hailey, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX29

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Hailey

Built-Up Area: Hailey

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Witney

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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22/105 Church of St. John The
- II
Church. 1866, by C.C. Rolfe for his father Reverend G.C. Rolfe. Squared and
coursed limestone with ashlar quoins and dressings; stone-coped gabled stone and
artificial slate roof chancel and nave with north aisle under same roof.
Buttressed walls. Two-bay chancel has 3 trefoiled lancets to east, and sexfoiled
round windows to sides. 7-bay north aisle with trefoiled lights and north porch
to west, which has quatrefoil window above roll-moulded pointed-arched doorway.
4-bay south side of nave has 3-light plate-tracery windows with trefoiled
centre-lights. South porch has label mould with bulbous stops over
unusually-stopped double-chamfered archway: roll-moulded south door of 2 orders.
French Gothic north west bell turret has conical roof, trefoiled openings and
red stone shafts with large foliate capitals. West window of 3 graduated
lancets. Interior: arch-braced roofs. In chancel, red stone shafts with large
foliate capitals to rere arches of east window and similar grey shafts on
bulbous corbels supporting roof. Trefoiled reredos with painted tympana and
roundels. Trefoiled piscina, and chamfered arches with red marble shaft to
double sedilia. Roll-moulded chancel arch set on banded grey stone shafts with
foliate capitals. Font, of banded red and buff stone, has similar banded grey
stone shafts and carved symbols of the Evangelists in trefoiled niches. C18
classical font with gadrooned stem. 4-bay north arcade have red stone piers with
white bands, bases and capitals. Font to west, of banded red and white stone,
has quatrefoil section and carved Maltese cross. At west end are painted charity
boards, commemorating charities of Joan Smith, d.1661, and William Wright.
Mid/late C19 iron candelabra with delicate ironwork to stems. Church designed by
C.C. Rolfe when he was 21 and had joined the firm of his uncle, William
Wilkinson, in Witney. An eccentric and exuberant style in Gothic.
(Buildings of England: 0xfordshire, pp628-9)

Listing NGR: SP3541212568

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