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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 ST JOHN BAPTIST

List entry Number: 1230760

Location

CHURCH OF ST JOHN BAPTIST, CHURCH LANE

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

County District District Type Parish
StaffordshireEast StaffordshireDistrict AuthorityMayfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 12-Jan-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 405770

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SK 14 SE MAYFIELD C.P. CHURCH LANE (N.W.side)

6/85 Church of St. John Baptist

12/1/66 GV I

Parish Church. Late C12 core extended and remodelled in early C14, West tower added 1515, north aisle rebuilt 1854. Coursed and squared large stone blocks with ashlar dressings; lead covered lean-to roof to south aisle, clay tile roof with shaped tile bands and coped verges to north aisle. West tower with diagonal buttresses, 3 bay nave, 3 bay chancel, north and south aisles and south porch. West tower: Dated 1515; 3 stages; Tudor arch West doorway with moulded surround, returned hood mould and board and battened door, inscription (now illegible) and date over; pointed West window above with deeply hollowed recess, 3 trefoil-headed lights and central cinquefoil headed light above, hood mould terminating in animals; second stage is marked by a string, the west side is blank, the south side has paired pointed loops and a clock above, clock to north side; belfry openings of 2 trefoil headed lights with super mullions above flanking a quatrefoil, hood mould over; crenellated parapet with corner and central pinnacles, gargoyle to north and south sides. South aisle: Early C14; 2 windows; that to east has 3 lancet lights under a pointed arch, and a hood mould terminating in animal heads, that to the west has inter- secting tracery; central gabled porch of c1600, buttressed to each side with round arch and door to late C12 South door, flanked by nook shafts with water leaf capital to left and scalloped capital to right from which springs a round arch decorated with pellets and 3 dimensional zig-zag ornament, these elements may have been re-set. North aisle: Rebuilt 1854; 3 windows, those to east and west have 2 ogee trefoil headed lights with quatrefoil above, both have hood moulds stopped with heads, the central window is inspired by the eastern south aisle window and has a hood mould, terminating in leaf motifs. Chancel: Early C14 with scalloped C18 parapet returned up east gable; north and south windows have Y-tracery, all have hood moulds terminating in busts, except those to east and west on the south side where the hood-moulds are simply r eturned, the central window on the south side is flanked by multi-cusped gabled buttresses, the central window on the north side has a roll-moulded rather than chamfered mullion, and is flanked by gabled buttresses with fleur-de-lys decoration; the East window has 3 ogee-headed lights with reticulated tracery above and a hood mould terminating in busts; diagonal buttresses to both east corners, that to the N.E. corner matches the buttresses on the north side, that to the S.E. corner matches those on the south side; parapet string and late C18 shaped parapet; lead rainwater head to south side. Interior: Nave arcade of 3 round arches, those of the South arcade stand on cylindrical columns and have square abaci, whereas those of the North arcade are clustered columns forming a quatrefoil plan and have octagonal abaci; mainly volute capitals, that to west end of South aisle has carved faces, also a scalloped capital and a broad leaf capital; Early C14 chamfered pointed chancel arch springing from semi-octagonal engaged columns with moulded capitals; tall pointed tower arch with chamfered jambs and arch; C20 nave roof, very low pitch, cambered tie beam supported on short braced beams projecting from wall plate level, ridge piece and single pair of purlins; chancel roof probably C15, very low pitch, cambered tie supported by short posts standing on corbels, ridge piece and single pair of purlins, tie beam, ridge piece, purlins and rafters are all moulded; piscina at east end of South aisle with simple pointed arch, and in chancel with trefoiled head. Fittings: Stone font dated 1514, octagonal base, octagonal moulded pedestal, octagonal bowl; reused C17 carved oak box pews incorporated in C19 bench pews, some retain initials and an inscription, i.e. "SEATES FOR THE CHIEFE LORD", "N:W", "W:H:A:S:H:H:R:A", "T:E:GL"; C17 hexagonal carved oak pulpit; C17 carved oak lectern; chancel has C17 carved oak panelling; 3-sided oak communion rail of c1660, ornately carved with barley sugar balusters; ornately carved Cl7 oak altar table; 2 commandment boards flanking east window . Monuments: Marble memorial plaque in South aisle to Thomas Ley died 1795, flanked by ribbed scrolls with cornice and urn above draped with a cloth; marble memorial plaque in South aisle to John Brock died 1825, corbelled base, moulded cornice and coat of arms above; brass memorial plaque to Sarah Evans died 1749.

Listing NGR: SK1542344752

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National Grid Reference: SK 15428 44752

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