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
© Historic England

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

Location

    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