St John the Baptist Church, Cirencester Photos

Photo of St John the Baptist church, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
The north porch and entrance to the Abbey Grounds, where the old medieval monastery stood before the Dissolution
Photo of St John the Baptist church, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
The wonderfully ornate south porch and aisle seen from the market place beside the church
Photo of St John the Baptist church, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
The south west corner of the church. Note the curving line of the flying buttresses. Here you can see how the space beneath and beside the buttress was filled in to make room for expansion of the church
Photo of St John the Baptist church, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
An old cart stands outside the south aisle
Photo of St John the Baptist church, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
The nave and north aisle
Photo of St John the Baptist church, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
Slender Perpendicular pilar in the nave. The slim profile of the nave plillars give the nave a sense of great height
Photo of St John the Baptist church, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
Early Gothic pillar in the choir. Compare this rounded, bulky column to the slender Perpendicular Gothic pillars that support the nave
Photo of St John the Baptist church, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
Alabaster effigy on a tomb in the north ambulatory
Photo of St John the Baptist church, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
'Medieval wall painting in the north aisle. The painting is thought to be 13th century

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