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Church of St John, Corby Glen

Description: Church of St John

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 October 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 194051

OS Grid Reference: TF0013625002
OS Grid Coordinates: 500136, 325002
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8133, -0.5157

Location: 17 Church Street, Corby Glen, Lincolnshire NG33 4NJ

Locality: Corby Glen
Local Authority: South Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG33 4NJ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Remains of medieval gatehouse, 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


3/77 AND 6/77 Church of St.John


G.V. I

Parish church. C12, late C13, C14, early C15, restored 1860.
Ashlar, coursed limestone rubble, ashlar dressings, lead roofs.
Western tower, nave with clerestory, aisles, chancel, south
porch. The C12 3 stage tower has 2 chamfered string courses, a
single clasping buttress to south west angle and C15 ashlar
belfry stage with battlemented parapet having quatrefoil frieze,
gargoyles and paired cusped louvred lights in hollow chamfered
surrounds. On the south side to the second stage are 2 narrow
stair lights. The north aisle wall of ashlar is late C13 having
chamfered pointed doorway with to west a quatrefoil and to east a
3 light window with Geometric roundels and beyond a further 3
light window with intersecting tracery. The aisle was lengthened
in the C15 and 2 three light windows with cusped heads and 4
centred chamfered surrounds were added. The 4 nave clerestory
windows are similar. The chancel east window is of 3 cusped
lights with C19 panel tracery over. In the south wall are 3
matching 3 light windows under 4 centred arches with brattished
transomes. The C15 south aisle has a single 3 light east window
and 3 similar south windows, all with cusped heads to the lights
and moulded 4 centred arched surrounds. The C14 2 storey south
porch has a pointed outer arch with shafted reveals and moulded
hood. To the parapeted and pinnacled gable is a small 2 light
window with trefoil heads to the lights and moulded hood.
Similar pairs of windows are found in the side walls.
Sidebenches. The C14 inner doorway is moulded and pointed with
hood. Interior. Late C14 4 bay nave arcades with clustered
annular shafts, engaged octagonal capitals, moulded arches and
hoods. The nave roof is supported on contemporary grotesque
corbels. The tall C14 tower arch has moulded reveals, annular
moulded hood with florate stops. The C13 double chamfered
chancel arch, dying to the reveals, has beside it the doorway to
the rood loft. Above can be seen the earlier roof pitch and a
blocked window. In the south aisle is a reset C14 embattled
statue bracket and a fine double piscina having cusped canopies
and pinnacles. In the north aisle is a small ogee headed niche,
and further east a single chamfered arched tomb recess. In the
north wall of the chancel are 2 C15 moulded arches to the north
chapel and 3 C19 arched openings in the Sanctuary. On the walls
of the nave and aisles is an extensive scheme of C14 and early
C15 wall painting including scenes of King Herod, Magi, Virgin
and Child, St. Anne teaching the Virgin, a gigantic St.
Christopher. 7 Deadly Sins, Warning to Swearers and a Tree of
Jesse. In the quatrefoil north aisle window is a C15 stained
glass figure and other fragments of medieval glass are in other
windows. Fittings. Near the south door is a C15 iron bound oak
chest. C17 turned baluster altar rails. A complete set of
panelled box pews, those in the aisles are C18, the rest are C19
but matching. The C13 font has an octagonal bowl with stop
chamfers to the square base which is now supported on a free
standing marble shaft added in 1893. Monuments. In the chancel
are 2 large stone C15 ledger slabs for brasses. In the north
chapel an oval monument with elaborate roccoco surround to
Frances Wilcox d.1764, and in the north aisle are 3 other C18
wall plaques by Hawley of Colsterworth having fine ribbon work
and classical flourishes.

Listing NGR: TF0013725003

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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