Church of St John the Baptist, Main Street, Grimston - Melton

Ironstone parish church with fabric of C13 and C15. Restored by R W Johnson in c 1866. The tower parapet and a chancel buttress have suffered movement; tower ironstone is widely and significantly eroded and walling is inappropriately pointed in cement. The tower roof leaks and chancel wall plaster (gypsum) has significant cracks. Below ground drainage is ineffective and defective; there is localised mould growth. Repairs planned during 2018 with grant aid from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Church of St John the Baptist, Main Street, Grimston - Melton
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1188442
  • Local Planning Authority: Melton
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St John the Baptist
  • Street Name: Main Street
  • County: Leicestershire
  • District / Borough: Melton
  • Parish: Grimston
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Rutland and Melton
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA