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Church of St John

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rolleston, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5966 / 52°35'47"N

Longitude: -0.9199 / 0°55'11"W

OS Eastings: 473254

OS Northings: 300410

OS Grid: SK732004

Mapcode National: GBR BQZ.86L

Mapcode Global: WHFKR.VZ3S

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 29 December 1966

Last Amended: 13 December 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086988

English Heritage Legacy ID: 190868

Location: Rolleston, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE7

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

Civil Parish: Rolleston

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Billesdon cum Goadby and Rolleston

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

SK 70 SW ROLLESTON

1/92 Church of St. John
(Previously listed as Church)
29.12.66 (Dedication not known)

II*


Church. C13 tower, the rest rebuilt in 1740. Coursed squared ironstone rubble
with limestone dressings. West tower, with naved chancel in one. Tower is of
3 stages, but the upper 2 are very low, and it is generally small. Square headed
paved lights to west and to bell chamber. Plain corbel table and embattled parapet.
Nave and chancel form 3 bays, buttressed and embattled in an early English style,
with Y-traceried lights with curved head and hoodmould. North door in slightly
ogival arch. South doorway has stone porch roof between the butresses. Triple
lancet east window. Very simple interior : the single chamfered tower arch is
almost round arched and springs from semi-octagonal responds. C13 octagonal
font and piscina. Roof probably dates from 1960's restoration. Some late C19
stained glass : traditional saints figures in east window, Saint George and an
angel in preraphaelite style in tower window, C18 stalls. One Richard Green
was responsible for the rebuilding.


Listing NGR: SK7325400410

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