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CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

List Entry Summary

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

Name: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

List entry Number: 1073898

Location

CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, CHURCH STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Rutland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: North Luffenham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Nov-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 187025

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History

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Details

NORTH LUFFENHAM SK 90 SW CHURCH STREET (South Side)

6/185 Church of St. John The Baptist

10.11.55

GV I

Church. C12-C15, partly restored 1870. Ashlar and coursed rubble stone with Collyweston slate roof to chancel and S porch, otherwise leaded and battlemented roofs. Plinth, stepped buttresses. Hood moulds, some with label stops. W tower, nave, aisles, chancel and N and S porches. C13 W tower of 3 stages with buttresses, projecting NW stair turret, W lancet with C19 stained glass, bell openings and battlements.Broach spire with 3 tiers of lucarnes in alternating positions. Double chamfered W arch to nave with hood mould. Polygonal responds. 4 bay late C12 N arcade with circular piers and later pointed double chamfered arches. 4 bay C13 S arcade with circular piers and triple shafted responds. Arcades have hood moulds and label stops. Perp clerestory with 4 2-light windows either side and 4 bay low-pitch tie beam roof. N aisle has window with Y tracery, 2 flat-topped windows, N door c1300, and N E window with reticulated tracery. Chancel of c1300 with 3 N windows, 1 with C14 stained glass, another with fragments and shields of similar glass, and also a small 2-light window. 5-light E window under segmental arch with stained glass by Kempe of c1892. 3 S windows, S door and small 1-light window. Very fine double sedilia with ogee arches and ballflower decoration. Piscina with cusped arch. Roof of 1870 with curved braces to curved collars. Ball flower frieze outside. S aisle has SE window and also a S window with stained glass of 1880, S door c1300, and another window with Y tracery, S porch also c1300. C14 octagonal front, and partly C16 pulpit on C19 base. Fine series of wall monuments including that to Simon Digby of 1582, to Susanna Noel of 1640 with portrait bust, to John Digby of 1758 by F. Bingham of Peterborough, and that in brass on sedilia wall of 1625 to Archdeacon Johnson, founder of Uppingham and Oakham Schools. Fine brass chandelier of 1758, a memorial to John Digby.

In S arcade arches wall painting, probably C13, of tendrils and flowers. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK9344003255

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1960)

National Grid Reference: SK 93440 03255

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