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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 ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

List entry Number: 1348319

Location

CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

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

County District District Type Parish
WorcestershireWyre ForestDistrict AuthorityWolverley and Cookley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 25-Feb-1958

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 157145

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

WOLVERLEY & COOKLEY CP WOLVERLEY SO 87 NW 6/153 Church of St John the Baptist 25.2.58 GV II* Parish church. 1772, with some late C19 alterations. Brick with hipped tile roof. West tower, nave and chancel. West tower: two stages divided by a dentilled brick string, lower part quoined; crenellated parapet and dentilled brick cornice. Belfry stage has deep semi-circular headed recesses containing semi-circular headed louvred openings. Nave: crenellated parapet; five deep semi-circular headed recesses containing semi-circular headed windows. C19 timber porch in second bay from left. Chancel of three bays, to the left bay a vestry, other two with windows as nave. East window has similar, larger window, with three C19 ashlar lights. Interior: aisles formed within nave by five bay arcades with semi-circular arches. Aisles have modillioned cornices. Gallery to west end and over aisles has panelled front. Chancel arch semi- circular. Font in Gothick style. C14 recumbent stone effigy of a knight at south-east corner of nave. A series of good wall tablets of late C18 to early C19 date in aisles and chancel, including Helen Knight died 1801 by Flaxman in chancel. (BoE, p 291).

Listing NGR: SO8288879317

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, (1968), 291

National Grid Reference: SO 82888 79317

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