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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 10 November 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 187533
OS Grid Reference: SP8872599603
OS Grid Coordinates: 488725, 299603
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5870, -0.6918
BISBROOKE CHURCH LANE
SP 89 NE
10.11.55 Church of St John
Parish church. Totally rebuilt 1871 "to the designs of the late Mr Langley"
(Pevsner). Tower completed 1914. Coursed ironstone rubble with Collyweston
slate roofs to nave and chancel, and Welsh slate roofs to aisles. In Decorated
style. W tower at end of S aisle, nave, aisles, chancel, N vestry. Tower is of
4 stages, with angle buttresses, battlemented parapet and 2-light traceried
openings to bell-chamber. Second stage has pair of louvred cusped lancets to
each side, and lowest stage has 2-light traceried windows to S and W. N side has
niche with moulded corbel and canopy to third stage, and arched door in moulded
surround with shafts. Nave has 3-light traceried window and cusped triangular
window in W end and 3-bay clerestory of 2-light rectangular windows with ogee
tracery. Aisles have moulded parapets, plinths and sill strings, and 3 bays of
2-light traceried windows matching those of tower. N aisle is continued one bay
to east to provide vestry with door in E end. Chancel has one bay of similar
2-light windows, and a 3-light traceried E window. Interior: 3-bay nave arcades
with double chamfered arches on octagonal piers. Similar chancel arch.
Arch-braced collar roofs. Contemporary fittngs. Stained glass of 1910 in SW
window, and of 1978 in E window. Nothing appears to have been re-used from
(N Pevsner and E Williamson, The Buildings of England, Leicestershire and
Rutland, 1984, p 456).
Listing NGR: SP8872599603
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Source: English Heritage
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