Description: Church of St John the Baptist
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
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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
Source: English Heritage
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