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Church of St Guthlac, Croxton Kerrial

Description: Church of St Guthlac

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 January 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 190154

OS Grid Reference: SK8096929517
OS Grid Coordinates: 480969, 329517
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8571, -0.7989

Location: Main Street, Branston, Croxton Kerrial, Leicestershire NG32 1RU

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

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Listing Text

(West side)
39/343 Church of St Guthlac

Parish church. C13 west tower with late C14 steeple. C13 nave and aisles,
aisles with later fenestration. C13 chancel altered C15. South porch
added 1872 and south aisle restored. 1895-6 new nave and chancel roofs and
further restorations by Bodley and Garner. Ironstone with limestone
dressings and lead roofs. Unbuttressed 3 stage tower, externally of 2
stages. Arched lancet to west. Lancets to ringing chamber and paired
lancets to belfry under containing semi-circular super-arch. Late C14
limestone crenellated parapet with corner pinnacles below octagonal
crocketed spire. 2-light south aisle west window with quatrefoil vesica:
c. 1300. C19 gabled south porch. One lancet and one 3-light C19 window to
east of porch. C19 chapel at east end of south aisle with 2-light windows.
2 3-light ogeed north aisle windows under square heads and, between them,
an arched doorway. Perpendicular clerestory: 3 3-light panel tracery
south windows under segmental arches; 3 2-light north windows under square
heads. Perpendicular chancel windows, that to east of 5 lights. To north
side a single C13 lancet. Priests' door to west end. Interior. 3-bay
arcade on octagonal north piers and circular south piers. North piers with
polygonal capitals with some nailhead ornament. South piers on
waterholding bases and with undercut capitals. C19 nave roof of tie beams
on arched braces, ridge piece and purlins. Triple chamfered tower arch and
double chamfered chancel arch. C12 font: octagonal with engaged columns to
stem and intersecting arches to bowl, with nailhead. In chancel an
alabaster floor slab to John Spethyn, 1460.

Listing NGR: SK8096929517

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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