SU0826 : Church of St John the Baptist- north elevation

taken 10 years ago, near to Stratford Tony, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Church of St John the Baptist- north elevation
Church of St John the Baptist- north elevation
Looking at the Church from the north looking across the main part of the graveyard, the windows on this side are all 14th century.

The Church of St John the Baptist, Bishopstone is a Grade I listed ( LinkExternal link ), cruciform building, originally built in 1225 of rubble stone with flint and dressed limestone. During the 14th century it was extensively rebuilt in Chilmark stone. The first bell was installed in 1406 with two further bells added by 1553, these were replaced successively in 1583, 1587, and 1652. Pevsner in his "The Buildings of England: Wiltshire (1975)" records the building as "an important and large village church, a former living of the Bishops of Winchester". During the early Middle Ages the village had several small farmsteads, that were grouped around the church, but by the early 16th century they had been deserted, and Bishopstone (now called Manor) Farm, the church, and the Rectory house now stand isolated from the more populated part of the parish to the west.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 21 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Place (from Tags)
Bishopstone 
Church (from Tags)
St John the Baptist 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 084 265 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.2787N 1:52.8686W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 084 265
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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