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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.


List entry Number: 1074823



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

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hungarton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-Dec-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 190700

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HUNGARTON SK 60 NE CHURCH LANE (East Side) 2/38 29.12.66 Church of St. John the Baptist


Church. C14/C15, restored C19. Coursed rubble stone with ashlar tower and leaded, part parapetted, roofs. W tower and spire, nave, chancel, S aisle and S porch. Buttresses, including diagonal and angle, all with set-offs. Stone coped gables with finials. Windows mostly have hood moulds. C14 tower of 3 stages with plinth, angle buttresses, W window with C19 stained glass, small 1-lights to SW stair, clock face to W and 4 2-light bell openings. Above is a frieze with fleurons, heads and central gargoyles, then battlements and recessed crocketted spire with small quatrefoil lucarnes. Inside is a triple chamfered arch to nave. Nave has 3 large Perp. N windows. Transoms and four-centred heads. Cusped lights. 2 have stained glass, of 1937, and 1867. C 14 4 bay S arcade with double chamfered arches on octagonal piers. Perp. clerestory with 4 2-light windows on S side. C19 4 bay low-pitch tie beam roof. Double chamfered chancel arch. C14 chancel has windows with restored Curvilinear tracery. Stained glass of 1856-7. S door. C19 3 bay roof similar to nave. Squint from S aisle. S aisle has Perp. E window and S and W windows with restored Curvilinear tracery. 1 S window with stained glass of 1822, rest with mid or later C19 stained glass. S door with double chamfered arch. C15 S porch with many moulded doorway. Holy water niche to right and small niche (with later statue) over. Inside are C15 parclose screen to Ashby Chapel in S aisle, square Norman font decorated with concentric lozenges, 6 hatchments, and wall monuments. These include those to G. Ashbie, 1653; Dorothy Ashby, 1681; Shuckburgh Ashby 1792, by Thomas Banks; and Francis Cave de Baggrave, 1568 and wife. White's Leicestershire and Rutland, 1877 and Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK6909907277

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1960)
'Whites Directory' in Leicestershire and Rutland, (1877)

National Grid Reference: SK 69099 07277


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