Church of St John the Baptist, Niton
|Church of St John the Baptist, Niton|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Dedication||St John the Baptist|
|Parish||Niton, Isle of Wight|
The nave may be 11th century, as may be the Norman font. A north aisle was added at the end of the 12th century and a south aisle shortly afterwards. In the 14th century the chancel was rebuilt and the south porch was added. In the 15th century a chapel was added south of the chancel and east of the south aisle, and a four-centred arch was inserted in the south wall of the chancel to link it with the chapel. The north aisle was demolished, its arcade filled in and two-light Perpendicular Gothic windows inserted in each of the filled-in arches. The Perpendicular Gothic west tower was added towards the end of the 15th century. The square-headed windows in the south aisle were inserted in the 16th century and the spire was added to the tower probably early in the 17th century.
The registers, which date from 1560, include the following entry:
Near the Celtic cross a marble monument marks the grave of Edward Edwards, (1812–1886) the pioneer of the public library movement. The churchyard also contains four Commonwealth war graves of service personnel, three from World War I and one from World War II.
A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
- "Netguide to Niton on the Isle of Wight". Wightstay. Retrieved 2009-06-16.
- Page, 1912, pages 187-189
- Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 754
- WARD LOCK & Co's Illustrated Guide Book to the Isle of Wight, 1848
-  CWGC Cemetery record, breakdown from casualty record.