Parson Drove: St John the Baptist

Name:
Parson Drove: St John the Baptist
Record Type:
CCT Church
Church code:
914031
Diocese:
Ely
Archdeaconry:
Huntingdon & wisbech
Parish:
Hampton

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II* Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

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Conservation Area

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Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register
 

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:
Medieval

Exterior Image

Exterior image of St John The Baptist, Parson Drove
Caption:
Exterior image of St John The Baptist, Parson Drove
Description:
Photograph of the exterior of St John The Baptist, Parson Drove
Year / Date:
2010, May 07
Copyright:
Richard Humphrey
Originator:
Richard Humphrey

Summary Description

A late medieval church that was simply repaired in the decades around 1800 and although refurnished in the late nineteenth century, did not have a major Victorian restoration. It is listed Grade II* on account of its medieval fabric (particularly the big west tower) and the survival of the c.1800 work – most wooden Y-tracery windows were replaced in stone by Victorian restorers. The church is the principal building in this longitudinal village and the tower is a feature in the flat fen landscape. The churchyard is overgrown but contains many good eighteenth century gravestones and box tombs. The two most immediately noticeable characteristics of this church are the noble proportion of the fine battlemented Perpendicular tower and the great length of the nave and aisles. The tower is of four storeys, subdivided by string courses, and has angle buttresses of shallow profile - except in the north-east corner where there is a thickening to provide space for the stair turret, lit by a series of pierced quatrefoils set in square stone frames.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is closed for worship.
Date closed for worship: Unknown
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Church Website

Church Website:
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Sources and Further Information

James Miles (2018) Closed Churches [Digital Archive/Data]
Richard Humphrey (2010, May 07) Exterior image of St John The Baptist, Parson Drove [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of St John The Baptist, Parson Drove
James Miles (2019) Bell frames of historic importance 1 Listed Bell Frame [Archive/Index]
1 Listed Bell Frame
James Miles (2019) Church Bells 5 Bells [Archive/Index]
5 Bells