Church of St John the Baptist, Main Street, Knossington and Cold Overton - Melton

Parish church of C13 origin with C14, C15 and c1800. Restored by J T Micklethwaite in 1889. Walls are of ironstone and limestone rubble with ashlar dressings. There are important C14 wall paintings. There are many significant defects including high level movement, poor drainage and significant low level damp, poor abutment detailing, inappropriate mortars, extensive mould growth and wall paintings are in poor condition. A Heritage Lottery Fund grant for repairs was awarded in November 2016 and repairs are to be completed by April 2019.

Church of St John the Baptist, Main Street, Knossington and Cold Overton - Melton
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1075150
  • 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: Knossington and Cold Overton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Rutland and Melton
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA

Contact Details

Amanda White 01572 737021

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England