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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 1 January 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 190202
OS Grid Reference: SK6855121893
OS Grid Coordinates: 468551, 321893
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7903, -0.9849
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GRIMSTON MAIN STREET
SK 68 21 Church of St John the
Church. C13 and C15. Restored by R W Johnson 1866. Coursed, squared
ironstone, slate roofs. Chancel, nave, S transept, S porch and W tower.
2-bay chancel has 3-light E window with Perpendicular tracery with hood
mould and label stops, lancet window to N, 2-light windows to S with
straight heads, cued ogee-arched heads to lights and hood mould with label
stops. Nave has blocked arch to forum N transept, blocked N door with
chamfer and hood mould, and 3 2-light windows at clerestory level with
Perpendicular tracery, 4-centred heads and hood moulds. 4 similar
clerestorey windows to S. S transept has small lancet window to E and 3-
light window to S with Perpendicular tracery, both with hood moulds.
Renewed S door with shafts, many-moulded head and, hood mould in C19 porch
with shafted doorway and hood mould. 2-stage tower has 3-light W window
with Perpendicular tracery and 2-light bell-chamber openings with
Perpendicular tracery, all with hood moulds. Cusped lozenge frieze to base
of battlemented parapet; gargoyles and crocketed pinnacles to angles.
Interior: Double piscina in transept with pointed trefoiled arches. Nave
has Perpendicular roof with arch-braced ties on carved head corbels, 1 tier
of moulded purlins, moulded ridge and bosses. Clock of c.1600, a very
early provincial example of an anchor escapement. Stain-glass SE chancel
window, early C20 by Baguley, Newcastle. Buildings of England Leics, 1984
Listing NGR: SK6855121893
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Source: English Heritage
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