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Church of St Botolph

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

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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


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


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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