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St John the Baptist, Kingston Lisle, Berkshire

(51°35′10″N, 1°31′51″W)
Kingston Lisle
SU 326 876
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Berkshire
now Oxfordshire
medieval Salisbury
now Oxford
  • Ron Baxter
28 August 1990, 02 December 2013

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Feature Sets

Kingston Lisle church is on the NW edge of Kingston Lisle Park, home of the Lonsdale family who trace their descent from Field Marshal Lord Raglan. The village itself is in the W of the county, some 4 miles W of Wantage. St John's is a small, unaisled church with 12thc. nave and chancel and a timber bell turret with a spirelet over the W gable. The only sculpture is on the N doorway of c.1200.


In 1086 the manor was held by the king, except for 1 virgate held by Henry of Ferrers. No church was mentioned but that does not imply that there was none there at that date.


Exterior Features



A simplified version of the N doorway is found at nearby Woolstone, also of c.1200.


N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Berkshire. Harmondsworth 1966, 161-62.

G. Tyack, S. Bradley and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Berkshire. New Haven and London 2010, 344-45.