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Church of St John the Baptist, Preston Bissett


Main Street
Preston Bissett
Buckinghamshire
MK18 4LN
United Kingdom
OS Grid: SP6578129903 streetmap
LAT/LONG: 51.9637,-1.0440

The church comprises a chancel, nave, north aisle, south aisle, south porch, and west tower; it is built of squared limestone rubble, and all the roofs, except that of the modern porch, are covered with lead.
The chancel, nave and tower were built during the early years of the fourteenth century, probably on the site of an early twelfth century church, fragments of which, including round window heads and pillar capitals, were found during a modern restoration and have been built into the east wall of the north aisle. The aisles and the nave clearstory were added about 1350, while a mediaeval south porch and a vestry, which stood on the north side of the chancel, have since been destroyed. The building was considerably restored at various periods during the nineteenth century, notably in 1873; an eighteenth century gallery has been removed, and the clearstory and the south porch have been rebuilt.

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Image 7816 2009-03-06
St John, Preston Bissett
[Church of St John the Baptist][Church of St John the Baptist]Image 7815 2009-03-06
St John, Preston Bissett

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