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Rutland (Unitary Authority)
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SK 98187 04298


SK 9804-9904 KETTON CHURCH ROAD 15/43 (north side)

6.6.61 Church of St Mary GV I

Church, C12 origin, aisles added C13, heightened C14, clerestory C15, nave restored 1861 by G G Scott, chancel rebuilt 1863 by T G Jackson, chancel roof painted 1950 by Charles Nicholson. Of Barnack rubble stone with ashlar dressings, tower and spire, chancel roof of Collyweston stone slates, nave and aisle roofs not visible but probably of lead. Consists of nave, aisles, crossing tower and spire, transeptal chapels (originally transepts, line of which roofs are still visible north and south of tower) chancel, C13 embattled south porch, north vestry of 1935. West front: pilaster buttresses at angles, round-headed C12 west doorway with several orders of chevron moulding, carried on cylindrical shafts with shaft-rings, flanked by blind panels with steeply pointed arches with chevron mouldings, carried on similar shafts. Larger pilaster buttresses to either side. C19 decorated window above. Tower: C12 lower stage with pilaster buttresses and roll-mouldings, carried up in C13 Early English bell stage as angle shafts. Each side of the bell stage has 3 arched bell openings with 3 orders of mouldings, carried on shafts with nail-head mouldings between. Each bell opening is divided into 2 lights by central shaft growing into Y-tracery. Table of corbel heads above. C14 octagonal broach spire with gargoyles at springing point. Cardinal sides have lower - 2-light gabled lucarnes and single gabled lucarnes near top. Other sides have 2-light gabled lucarnes halfway up, and, just above broaches, ogee-headed niches with crockets and finials, enclosing statues. Weathervane. Interior: 3-bay nave arcade of pointed arches carried on cylindrical columns. Two chamfered orders,capitals with nail-head decoration, water-holding bases. C19 roof incorporating C15 tie beams. C15 two-light clerestory. Re-cut decorated windows to north aisle, perpendicular window to south. Lancets at west end of aisles. Round-headed entrance to bell chamfer reached by gallery from stair turret to south, carried across south aisle by dispointed C12 arch with chevron mouldings. Pointed crossing-arches, with chamfered and bell mouldings. A transeptal chapel window has Y-tracery, that to south is Decorated. Chancel lit by C19 lancet. C19 roof with angel springers. Pews incorporate some medieval bench ends. C14 font with flat tracery. C19 and C20 stained glass.

Listing NGR: SK9818704298


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 28 Feb 2007
Reference: IOE01/16145/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Anne French. Source Historic England Archive
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