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Church of St Botolph

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7248 / 52°43'29"N

Longitude: -1.0679 / 1°4'4"W

OS Eastings: 463046

OS Northings: 314534

OS Grid: SK630145

Mapcode National: GBR 9MX.0V4

Mapcode Global: WHFK3.KRPZ

Entry Name: Church of St Botolph

Listing Date: 1 June 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1278781

English Heritage Legacy ID: 404864

Location: Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE7

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Civil Parish: Ratcliffe on the Wreake

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Thrussington with Ratcliffe on the Wreake

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

RATCLIFFE ON THE WREAKE

SK 61 SW MAIN STREET (East Side)
7/92
1.6.66 Church of St. Botolph

GV II*


Church. C14, spire rebuilt 1812 and church restored 1876. Granite rubble
stone with stone dressings, ashlar spire, and Swithland slate roofs. Stone
coped gables. W tower, nave, chancel and S porch. W tower of two stages with
short diagonal buttresses, W window with C19 stained glass, N door, clock face
to N, 3 2-light bell openings, gargoyles, battlements and tall crocketted needle
spire with two tiers of lucarnes. Nave has stepped buttresses. Inside, triple
chamfered nave arch on polygonal responds, four bay N arcade on octagonal piers,
blocked when N aisle demolished c1800. Three N windows, two with Y tracery
and one with Intersected tracery. N door. Three S windows with Geometric
tracery. C19 four bay roof with curved braces and wall pieces on stone corbels.
Double chamfered chancel arch on polygonal responds. Early C14 chancel with
two N windows with Geometric tracery, E window with Reticulated tracery and
stained glass of 1878 and three S windows with Geometric or Curvilinear tracery.
The middle of these has fragments of medieval galss including grisaille quarries.
N door. N tomb recess with double chamfered arch and effigy of priest, c1300,
the head under a crocketted gable. Piscina and triple sedilia. C19 three
bay roof similar to nave. C12/C13 round font on probably C19 octagonal base.
S porch rebuilt 1967. Kelly's Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire and
Derbyshire 1881, and Pevsner.


Listing NGR: SK6304614534

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