Building record 0582500000 - ST JOHN BAPTIST'S CHURCH

Summary

Medieval and post-medieval parish church of St John the Baptist at Granborough, restored in the late nineteenth century.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Listed Building (II*) 1212350: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
  • Planning Notification Area: Medieval parish church of St John Baptist, Granborough

Map

Type and Period (2)

  • PARISH CHURCH (Restored 1880-1881, 14th Century to 19th Century - 1300 AD to 1899 AD)
  • FEATURE (Post-Medieval - 1540 AD to 1798 AD)

Description

Dimensions - Length 0027 m Width 0007
CONSISTS OF SQUARE W TOWER, NAVE, CHANCEL. CHANCEL REBUILT 1396-1401 & DESTROYED IN CIVIL WAR. (VICARS 1508-1775) (B1-2).
HISTORY/DESCRIPTION OF CHURCH (B3).
NAVE & CHANCEL C14, ALTERED C15; W TOWER OF 3 STAGES C15, REPAIRED 1983. ALL MUCH RESTORED 1880-1. LATE C15 NAVE WINDOWS (FURTHER DETAIL)(B4-5).
AT NGR (B7).
Grade II+. Parish church. Nave and chancel C14, altered C15, W. tower C15 with 1983 repairs, all much restored 1880-81. Coursed rubble limestone, larger semi-dressed blocks to tower. Lead roof to nave, tiled chancel. W. tower of 3 stages with diagonal buttresses, moulded plinth, battlemented parapet and 2-light openings to bell-chamber. W. side has moulded doorway with 4-centred arch and 2-light traceried window above. Nave has late C15 windows, 3-light in E. bay, 2-light in W. bay. S. side has additional 2-light Decorated window to right of centre. N. and S. doors have 2-centred arches and hoodmoulds with worn carved head stops. Chancel has one bay of 2-light Decorated windows, small cusped lancet to S., and door to N. E. window is 3-light Decorated. Interior: double hollow-chamfered arch to tower. Nave has double-sided piscina with ogee arches in reveal of S.E. window, and roof with moulded tie beam inscribed RSBF 161(9?)5 IF. Double chamfered chancel arch, the inner order on semi-octagonal piers with moulded caps. Chancel has cinquefoil piscina and roof with C15 moulded wall-plates and tie beam. Fittings: C15 pewter chrismatory; C15 carved alabaster panel of Crucifixion; altar table dated Annis Hopper 1625, with turned baluster legs; C17 chair; panelled door to cupboard in N. wall dated RS 1735 GS. Late C19 glass; other fittings late C19.
RCHM p. 118-9 (B6).
An excavation and watching brief carried out in September and October 2010 during the development of a new toilet and associated services did not encounter any articulated human burials, and recovered only two fragments of disarticulated human bone. A limestone surface was excavated and is probably post-medieval in date (B8).

Sources (8)

  • <1>SBC7530 Bibliographic reference: LIPSCOMB 1 PP250-251.
  • <2>SBC14415 Bibliographic reference: SHEAHAN PP382-383.
  • <3>SBC8233 Article in serial: Cyril E Martin. 1928-1929. 'THE PARISH OF GRANBOROUGH, BUCKS', IN RECS OF BUCKS 12 PP81-85,137-141. Vol 12, Nos 2 & 3.
  • <4>SBC13021 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 2 PP118-119.
  • <5>SBC16211 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 4 PP49-50 & ILLUS.
  • <6>SBC20017 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1984. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Bucks: Aylesbury Vale: Parishes of Dunton &C. p19.
  • <7>SBC10483 Map: OS 1981 1:2500 MAP.
  • <8>SBC24083 Unpublished document: Archaeological Services & Consultancy Ltd. 2010. Excavation and Watching Brief: St John the Baptist Church, Granborough.

Location

Grid reference SP 76780 25000 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish GRANBOROUGH, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Intervention: Excavation and watching brief (Ref: GSJ 1340) (EBC17458)
  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC13590)

Record last edited

Sep 16 2015 11:53AM

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