Church of St John the Baptist, Main Street, South Croxton - Charnwood

Ironstone rubble church, with ashlar dressings throughout, dating mostly from C14. West tower with spire of large and squared rubble, three stages and buttressed, on an ashlar plinth. The tower masonry is weathered with some unstable high level stonework. There are signs internally that the nave roof and tower are leaking. The rainwater goods appear to require overhauling and possibly upgrading in places. The below ground drainage may also be poor. The PCC applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship scheme in 2017 but were unsuccessful.

Church of St John the Baptist, Main Street, South Croxton - Charnwood
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1361188
  • Local Planning Authority: Charnwood
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St John the Baptist
  • Street Name: Main Street
  • County: Leicestershire
  • District / Borough: Charnwood
  • Parish: South Croxton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Charnwood
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

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