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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

List entry Number: 1113903

Location

CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST, HIGH STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Central BedfordshireUnitary AuthorityFlitton and Greenfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1961

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 37996

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Details

FLITTON

TL 0435 HIGH STREET (North Side)

14/9 Church of Saint John the 23.1.61 Baptist

GV I

Parish church. C15. Coursed ironstone rubble with ashlar dressings. Chancel, nave, N and S aisles, S porch, W tower. De Grey family mausoleum (see item 14/10) adjoins to NE, enclosing N and E elevations of chancel. Embattled parapets throughout. Chancel: 3-light E window. Round-headed archway to N elevation gives onto mausoleum. S elevation, rendered and painted to combine with mausoleum, has 2 3-light 3-centred windows flanking pointed-arched doorway. Nave: 3-bay pointed-arched arcades to both sides. Chancel arch in same style. Clerestory has 3 2-light 4-centred windows to each side. Rood staircase to SE angle forms external octagonal stair turret. N aisle N elevation has 2 3-light 4-centred windows to E bays and blocked pointed-archway doorway in square surround to W bay. Single-light window to 'd elevation. S aisle: S elevation has 2 3-light early C16 windows with straight-sided heads. 3-light E window. Pointed-arched S doorway. S porch: pointed arch within square head, the tracery and shields within spandrels reworked C20. W tower: 3 stages, with 4-stage diagonal buttresses to W angles and semi-octagonal stair turret to SE angle. Bell-stage has 2-light windows to each side. W elevation has 3-light window to lower stage. Interior: variety of monuments. To chancel floor is brass to Thomas Hill, receiver general to Earls of Kent, d.1628 aged 101. To N aisle N wall are 2 reset- brasses, one to Eleanor Conquest, d.1434, other to Elizabeth Waren d.1544. To N aisle E wall is brass inscription to Alice Hill, d.1594. Also numerous Cl8 marble wall monuments and floor slabs. Nave and aisles retain original roofs with decorative basses and angels holding shields. Nave retains much original pewing. Chancel N archway to mausoleum contains C18 wrought iron gate with Kent initials incorportated into cresting.

Listing NGR: TL0593635850

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National Grid Reference: TL 05936 35850

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