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Church of St Bartholomew, Sproxton

Description: Church of St Bartholomew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 January 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 190300

OS Grid Reference: SK8566324918
OS Grid Coordinates: 485663, 324918
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8150, -0.7304

Location: Saltby Road, Melton Mowbray LE14 4PZ

Locality: Sproxton
Local Authority: Melton Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE14 4PZ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Anglo-Scandinavian Cross, St Bartholomew's Churchyard, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(East side)

28/72 Church of St
1.1.68 Bartholomew


Parish church. C13 west tower, the rest mostly late C14. The following of
1882-83 by H. Woodyer: belfry, south porch, south aisle, south chancel
including transept and chapel and the chancel arch. Ironstone with
limestone dressings. Unbuttressed 3-stage tower. Lancet west window and a
lancet to south. South lancet to ringing chamber. Limestone belfry stage
with 2-light windows, crenellated parapet and crocketed pinnacles. 3-light
south aisle Perpendicular windows under 4-centered arches. Gabled south
porch. North nave wall with a blocked doorway, just pointed, and a 2-light
cusped window under a swore head. 3 2-light cusped clerestory windows each
side. No openings to north chancel wall. Plain triple lancet east window.
Gabled south transept with one high south window. East of this a sloping
chapel with doorway and a 2-light window to south; also an east window. 2-
light chancel window east of this. Interior. 3-bay south arcade of
octagonal piers with moulded polygonal bases and capitals. Double
chamfered arches. Wide tower arch on circular responds with polygonal
capitals below double chamfered arch. 7-bay nave roof of crenellated
moulded tie beams on arched braces dropping on wall posts to corbels.
Corbels are stone grotesques and animals. On ties are King post spurs to
moulded ridge piece and struts to moulded purlins. Only corbels, King
spurs and struts are pre-1882. Late C14 font with shafts to stem and
encircled quatrefoils to bowl panels. Chancel arch re-uses a pair of
crocket capitals. C19 chancel roof as nave but with traceried spandrels to
the arched braces. Head corbels are C19.

Listing NGR: SK8566324918

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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