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Church of St John the Baptist, Croxton Kerrial

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 January 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 190142

OS Grid Reference: SK8353229497
OS Grid Coordinates: 483527, 329459
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8562, -0.7609

Location: Church Lane, Croxton Kerrial, Leicestershire NG32 1PZ

Locality: Croxton Kerrial
Local Authority: Melton Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: NG32 1PZ

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Listing Text

(North side)

40/350 Church of St John
the Baptist


Parish church. C15, restored 1866-68 by G.G. Scott. Chancel of ironstone;
nave, aisles and central tower of limestone. Lead roofs. 3-light
intersecting ogeed west window and 2-light aisle west windows. 3-light
Perpendicular aisle windows, those to north under triangular heads, a
distinction repeated at the aisle east windows, now of 3 lights. 3 2-light
Perpendicular clerestory windows: panel tracery and triangular heads to
both sides. 3 stage central tower supported by diagonal stepped buttresses
with a string course between ringing chamber and belfry stage. Single
slit lights to former, 3-light cusped windows to the latter. Crenellated
parapet with 8 crocketed pinnacles. One 2-light cusped Y tracery chancel
south window, and a 3-light C19 east window. Against north chancel a C19
vestry under sloping slate roof. Below east window is wall monument to
William Smith 1711: inscription panel framed by entactic fluted pilasters,
reeded to base; segmental pediment with winged cherub head. Interior. 3-
bay octagonal arcade carrying double chamfered arches with hoods. High
bases and polygonal capitals. Crossing piers also of octagonal section
with high bases and octagonal capitals. C19 nave roof of tie beams on
arched braces to wall posts on corbels. Ridge piece, one pair of purlins
and principals, all moulded. Nave has 20 benches with poppyhead carved
bench ends, the ends with geometrical and tracery patterns, the poppyheads
with allegorical scenes and figures. 5 other bench ends attached to C19
benches, all of late C15. Chancel roof as nave, chancel fittings C19
except for altar rail of c. 1630: turned balusters.

Listing NGR: SK8353229497

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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