Church of St James the Greater, Church Lane, Ab Kettleby - Melton

Church of C13 origin. Much historic fabric remains including mid-C13 dog-tooth and nail head ornament. The church suffered significant movement with sudden and severe cracking in isolated areas affecting many parts of church, in the late 2000s. A National Lottery Heritage Fund grant was awarded in December 2010 for investigations and repairs. An extensive body of repair work including localised tying-in of structure was completed in June 2013. The church has since been the subject of heritage crime. Tower drainage repairs to be undertaken when funding allows.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST JAMES THE GREATER
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1295154
    Local Planning Authority:
    Melton
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St James the Greater
    Street Name:
    Church Lane
    County:
    Leicestershire
    District / Borough:
    Melton
    Parish:
    Ab Kettleby
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Rutland and Melton
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

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

Contact Details

Amanda White 0121 625 6890