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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in Hope Bagot, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.3631 / 52°21'46"N

Longitude: -2.6053 / 2°36'19"W

OS Eastings: 358879

OS Northings: 274060

OS Grid: SO588740

Mapcode National: GBR BQ.S991

Mapcode Global: VH845.SVKV

Plus Code: 9C4V997V+6V

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 12 November 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383523

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483953

Location: Hope Bagot, Shropshire, SY8

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Hope Bagot

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Hope Bagot

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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SO57SE Church of St John the Baptist


Church. C12, C13, C14 and C17. Restored 1868 and 1911. Rubble
stone with ashlar dressings, and rendered rubble. Plain-tile
PLAN: chancel, nave with south porch, west tower.
EXTERIOR: chancel east window of 2 lights with restored
Decorated-style flat head. North wall has C12 round-headed
lancet with chevron incised head and sill. South wall has C13
lancet and C13 cusped lancet.
Nave: north wall has C12 round-headed lancet with bead
surround. South wall has one late C13 2-light plate-tracery
window to east with internally-lobed roundel under rere arch
with retable below. C20 restored lancet. Round-arched south
doorway with roll moulding on abaci and cushion capitals and
quadrant pilasters. Chevron ornament on outer abacus and
capital. Plain tympanum with shouldered soffit. Vestigial
chevron carvings on internal arch.
South porch: tiled gabled porch with C14 arch-braced trusses
reputed to be from a repositioned lych-gate; trusses of
cambered tie beam, arched braces set into jowled posts, all
chamfered with ogee central stop on tie beam, single
tenoned-purlin with cusped windbraces, plain principals
tenoned at head, collars, chamfered wall plate and restored
rafters, rails and plinth.
Tower: 2 stage tower with inclined walls and pyramid roof.
Small flat-headed lancet to west. Cusped lancet to south.
INTERIOR: chancel with early C20 oak barrel-vaulted ceiling
covering earlier roof. The C14 cusped lancet is set in low
rere arch housing pillar piscina and stepped sedilia. C12
chancel arch: formerly recessed round arch on abaci and
cushion capitals on quadrant pilasters, chevron carving on
outer arch, saltire crosses on the abaci and attached string
course running across return walls.
Nave: 3 bay double trenched-purlin roof with 2 trusses and
straight windbraces at upper tier. Trusses are early king post
trusses with raking struts set to under side of purlin
trenches. Pointed tower arch.
Mid C17 oak panelled pulpit with elaborately carved panel
inserts. Unadorned font, possibly C12. Memorial tablet to
Benjamin Giles d.1795.
(An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire:
Cranage D H S: 1895-).

Listing NGR: SO5887974060

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