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Church of St John the Baptist, Whitwick

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 November 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 187883

OS Grid Reference: SK4350116193
OS Grid Coordinates: 443501, 316193
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7416, -1.3571

Location: 7 Market Place, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 5DT

Locality: Whitwick
Local Authority: North West Leicestershire District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE67 5DT

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There is also a scheduled monument, Whitwick Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(east side)
1/18 Whitwick

8.11.49 Church of St John the


Church, late C13 and C14 restored 1848, rainwater heads dated 1898, of Charnwood
granite rubble with ashlar tower, clerestorey and porch, Swithland slate roof to
nave and chancel, lead roofs to aisles. Nave, aisles, chancel, porch, 4-stage W
tower, 5-light E window with intersecting tracery. S side of chancel has string
course with ballflower and a 2-light window with plate tracery and a doorway and 2
pairs of lancets beneath. S side of nave has 2 2-light windows with Geometrical
tracery, a cusped tomb recess beneath a gable and a gabled porch. 4 2-light
square-headed C17 clerestorey windows. The tower has angle buttresses with niches
and the bell-stage has on each face 2-light bell-openings with Decorated tracery,
flanked by blank panels with identical tracery. Interior: 4-bay nave arcade of
octagonal piers. Cl9 roofs, but the nave roof incorporates a C17 tie-beam. C14
octagonal font. Tomb effigy of knight, presumably from the exterior tomb recess.
Tablet in memory of Samuel Litherland of Thringstone, d.1695, with winged cherubs
and skull.

Listing NGR: SK4350116193

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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