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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7416 / 52°44'29"N

Longitude: -1.3571 / 1°21'25"W

OS Eastings: 443501

OS Northings: 316193

OS Grid: SK435161

Mapcode National: GBR 7JN.5PF

Mapcode Global: WHDHV.4C11

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 8 November 1949

Last Amended: 18 November 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1178164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 187883

Location: North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, LE67

County: Leicestershire

District: North West Leicestershire

Town: North West Leicestershire

Civil Parish/community: Whitwick

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Whitwick St John Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

SK 41 NW COALVILLE NORTH STREET
(east side)
1/18 Whitwick

8.11.49 Church of St John the
Baptist

II*

Church, late C13 and C14 restored 1848, rainwater heads dated 1898, of Charnwood
granite rubble with ashlar tower, clerestorey and porch, Swithland slate roof to
nave and chancel, lead roofs to aisles. Nave, aisles, chancel, porch, 4-stage W
tower, 5-light E window with intersecting tracery. S side of chancel has string
course with ballflower and a 2-light window with plate tracery and a doorway and 2
pairs of lancets beneath. S side of nave has 2 2-light windows with Geometrical
tracery, a cusped tomb recess beneath a gable and a gabled porch. 4 2-light
square-headed C17 clerestorey windows. The tower has angle buttresses with niches
and the bell-stage has on each face 2-light bell-openings with Decorated tracery,
flanked by blank panels with identical tracery. Interior: 4-bay nave arcade of
octagonal piers. Cl9 roofs, but the nave roof incorporates a C17 tie-beam. C14
octagonal font. Tomb effigy of knight, presumably from the exterior tomb recess.
Tablet in memory of Samuel Litherland of Thringstone, d.1695, with winged cherubs
and skull.


Listing NGR: SK4350116193

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