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Church of St John the Evangelist, Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe

Description: Church of St John the Evangelist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 November 1965
English Heritage Building ID: 187940

OS Grid Reference: SK3148613951
OS Grid Coordinates: 431486, 313951
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7223, -1.5353

Location: 46 Church Street, Donisthorpe DE12 7QR

Locality: Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe
Local Authority: North West Leicestershire District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: DE12 7QR

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Listing Text

SK 31 SW
4/48 Church of St. John the
24.11.65 II
Church of 1838. Fine ashlar blocks patterned by tool marks and slate
roof. 'Lancet' style: W tower of 3 stages; broad nave of 6 windows;
shallow altar chapel. Buttresses between hooded lancets and angle
buttresses overall (all stepped). Those on nave and chapel join to form
ogee turret heads with foliage finials: finials missing from chapel.
W door with drop arch, lancet over, various slits, lancet bell-openings and
battlements. Interior: plastered walls and roof: painted trusses with
some braces forming drop and 4-centred arches. Probably contemporary
W gallery with arcaded front and font. Original box pews to either side
in nave. Central open pews and choir stalls slightly later. Mid C19
pulpit enlarged 1897. Last bay of nave araised chancel leading to wide
drop arch and altar chapel. E 3 lancet windows divided by 2 columns.
Stained glass c1920 by Jones and Willis. Date: 1938 plaque refers to

Listing NGR: SK3148613951

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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