Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1074093

Date first listed: 07-Nov-1966



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County: Leicestershire

District: Hinckley and Bosworth (District Authority)

Parish: Ratby

National Grid Reference: SK 51311 05963


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RATBY CHURCH LANE SK 50 NW (West Side) 4/45 Church of St Philip 7.ll.66 and St James


Parish Church. C13, C14, C15, restoration of 1881 by Nicholas Joyce of Stafford. Irregularly coursed Mount Sorrel granite, ashlar dressings, Swithland slate roofs. Western tower, nave, south aisle, chancel, north porch, vestry. 4 stage C13 west tower with stepped set back and angle buttresses, chamfered offsets to each stage and an embattled parapet with angle pinnacles. To the belfry stage are C15 2 light louvred openings to all 4 directions with cusped heads to the lights and chamfered 4 centred arched surrounds. Single lancets to the sides of the third stage. In the north nave wall are three 3 light reticulated traceried windows, one a C19 restoration. All have pointed and wave moulded surrounds and cusped tracery. The C19 gabled north porch has angle buttresses and a continuously moulded outer doorway and a pointed and moulded C19 inner doorway. C19 vestry has 2 sets of 3 light windows to the north with cusped ogee heads to the lights and chamfered rectangular surrounds. Handsome reused late C13 Geometric traceried chancel east window of 5 pointed lights with cusped roundels to the head, moulded and pointed surround with hollow chamfered hood. In the chancel south wall is a C19 pointed priest's door, and a 2 light C14 window with cusped ogee heads to the lights and a quatrefoil, also a single C19 2 light window with elaborate cusped tracery. The east window of the south aisle is C14, with 5 tall lights and flowing tracery to the head having quatrefoils, daggers and mouchettes, a moulded and pointed surround with damaged human head stops to hood. The south wall of the south aisle now contains 3 C19 3 light windows with cusped reticulated tracery. Also there is a fine C14 doorway with a continuously moulded and pointed surround with large fleurons to the head. In the west wall of the south aisle is a 4 light intersecting traceried window with hollow chamfered surround and moulded head. Interior. 5 bay C13 south nave arcade with large circular piers, moulded annular capitals and double chamfered arches. One capital has added C14 floral decoration, and the octgonal responds bear similar C19 carving. Low, double chamfered and pointed tower arch. C19 chancel arch with shafted responds, moulded imposts and head. In the south aisle is a pointed headed piscina. In the north wall of the chancel is a C19 stilted arch to the organ chamber and a pointed and chamfered C14 door to the vestry. On the south side is a C14 triple sedilia with cusped pointed heads to the compartments and a matching piscina. Medieval fragments of stained glass, south aisle south east window by F.A. Oldaker, 3 chancel windows by Burlison and Grylls. Fittings. C19 circular ashlar pulpit with moulded top and carved side panels. C14 octagonal font with crocketed nodding ogee panels to the sides, pinnacles amd octagonal shafted base now with replaced supports. Monument. Alabaster sideboard tomb to Henry Sacheverall d. 1632, in north wall of chancel. Effigy of deceased in full length robe and ruff, strapwork panels to the base, composite columns support a plain frieze with obelisks and a cartouche of arms. Above is early C18 decorative plasterwork with cherubs and a basket of flowers and swags.

Listing NGR: SK5131105963


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Legacy System number: 188557

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