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Church of St John the Baptist, Hungarton

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 190700

OS Grid Reference: SK6909907277
OS Grid Coordinates: 469099, 307277
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6588, -0.9798

Location: Church Lane, Hungarton, Leicestershire LE7 9JX

Locality: Hungarton
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE7 9JX

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Listing Text

SK 60 NE CHURCH LANE (East Side)
29.12.66 Church of St. John the Baptist


Church. C14/C15, restored C19. Coursed rubble stone with ashlar tower and
leaded, part parapetted, roofs. W tower and spire, nave, chancel, S aisle
and S porch. Buttresses, including diagonal and angle, all with set-offs.
Stone coped gables with finials. Windows mostly have hood moulds. C14 tower
of 3 stages with plinth, angle buttresses, W window with C19 stained glass,
small 1-lights to SW stair, clock face to W and 4 2-light bell openings.
Above is a frieze with fleurons, heads and central gargoyles, then battlements
and recessed crocketted spire with small quatrefoil lucarnes. Inside is a
triple chamfered arch to nave. Nave has 3 large Perp. N windows. Transoms
and four-centred heads. Cusped lights. 2 have stained glass, of 1937, and
1867. C 14 4 bay S arcade with double chamfered arches on octagonal piers.
Perp. clerestory with 4 2-light windows on S side. C19 4 bay low-pitch tie
beam roof. Double chamfered chancel arch. C14 chancel has windows with restored
Curvilinear tracery. Stained glass of 1856-7. S door. C19 3 bay roof similar
to nave. Squint from S aisle. S aisle has Perp. E window and S and W windows
with restored Curvilinear tracery. 1 S window with stained glass of 1822,
rest with mid or later C19 stained glass. S door with double chamfered arch.
C15 S porch with many moulded doorway. Holy water niche to right and small
niche (with later statue) over. Inside are C15 parclose screen to Ashby Chapel
in S aisle, square Norman font decorated with concentric lozenges, 6 hatchments,
and wall monuments. These include those to G. Ashbie, 1653; Dorothy Ashby,
1681; Shuckburgh Ashby 1792, by Thomas Banks; and Francis Cave de Baggrave,
1568 and wife. White's Leicestershire and Rutland, 1877 and Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK6909907277

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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