Church of St John Baptist Cirencester, England 12th-13th C
Cirencester Parish Church is the largest parish church in Gloucestershire, funded by the thriving wool trade of the 13th century.
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- Church of St John BaptistChurch of St John the BaptistChurch of St John the Baptist and Attached Railings and GatesCirencester Church
- 51.717546° N, 1.967897° W
Listed Building Description“The National Heritage List for England,” English HeritageNovember 30, 2011Reprinted with permission on May 31, 2012.
CIRENCESTER SP0202 MARKET PLACE 578-1/4/253 (North side) 14/06/48 Church of St John the Baptist and attached railings and gates (Formerly Listed as: MARKET PLACE (North side) Church of St.John the Baptist) (Formerly Listed as: MARKET PLACE (North side) Church Yard railings and gates to Church Path) GV I Church. South porch restored 1831-33; complete restoration 1865-7 by Sir George Gilbert Scott including removal of C18 galleries and box pews. continue reading →
Overviewby Holly Hayes
April 21, 2012
The exterior of Cirencester Parish Church is dominated by its great west tower, begun in 1400, and the south porch known as "Town Hall." The tower's huge spur buttresses were an emergency measure taken in 1405, when it was discovered the foundations were built over a filled-in Roman ditch and were sinking. The three-story Perpendicular south porch was built in 1490 as a meeting place for the abbey to conduct business with the Royal Commissioners. After the Dissolution, it took on various other functions including Town Hall, and that name has stuck. The font dates from the 14th century. continue reading →
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- The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. November 30, 2011. Web.
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- Holly Hayes
- October 8, 2013
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- August 4, 2014