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Church of St John the Evangelist, Sutton Cheney

Description: Church of St John the Evangelist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 188112

OS Grid Reference: SK3867100336
OS Grid Coordinates: 438671, 300336
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5994, -1.4305

Location: Pump Lane, Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire CV13 6DL

Locality: Sutton Cheney
Local Authority: Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: CV13 6DL

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Listing Text

4/117 (South West Side)

7.11.66 Church of St. John the


Parish Church. Largely c1860. Rock faced limestone ashlar with shingle
roof. West Tower, nave with transepts and chancel. Tower of three stages
with angle buttresses. Articulated to south by short stair turret up to second
stage, with doorway at ground floor. 2-light deeply recessed. bell chamber
light with quatrefoils. Embattled parapet. Architectural idiom throughout is
the decorated style, with heavily cut tracery of 2 and 3-lights. Heavy
buttressed and coped gabled south porch with simple chamfer to inner arch.
Sill band and plinth to all external walls, 3-light window to east of
chancel. Good articulation of the elements of the building, in the changing
angles and roof lines and massing. Inside triple chamfered tower arch without
responds. Lierne vault within the tower space and door with deep moulded ogee
head to northern stairway. Nave roof has steeply curved main trusses
alternating with scissor braced principal rafters. South transept filled by
organ. Text round north transept window and chancel arch which has two
filletted cylindrical shafts, and deep moulding with hood mould and corbel
heads. It is flanked by lancet windows. Chancel is proportionately very
narrow with continuous sill band arid reredos with trefoiled arches. Sedilia
and aumbries to north and south. Roof panelled in squares with planking,
wrought iron altar rails. Some memorials replaced from earlier Church: in the
north transcept various C16 brasses, inscriptions without illustrations, and
in the west tower a wall memorial with two busts beneath a broken pediment
commemorating Ann and William Wollaston, d1629 and 1660. Stained glass: in
the west window of tower emblematic, in the north windows the evangelists in
the medieval revival style. In the north transept, by Kempe: St. Michael and
the archangels; the large figures are surrounded by smaller angels in the
upper lights and heraldic emblems etc below. White and yellow colours
predominate with peacock feather wings and sumptuous detail. It is of 1918, a
memorial to Frederick Wollaston. In the east window, a small central lozenge
of Christ carrying the cross within a vine scroll with emblematic design.
Octagonal font with simple emblems in deeply recessed panels. Large free
standing stone octagonal pulpit with richly traceried panels.

Listing NGR: SK3867100336

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Source: English Heritage

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