CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1116350
Date first listed:
10-Nov-1955
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, CHURCH LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, CHURCH LANE

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

District:
Rutland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Bisbrooke
National Grid Reference:
SP 88725 99603

Details

BISBROOKE CHURCH LANE SP 89 NE 4/1 10.11.55 Church of St John the Baptist. GV II

Parish church. Totally rebuilt 1871 "to the designs of the late Mr Langley" (Pevsner). Tower completed 1914. Coursed ironstone rubble with Collyweston slate roofs to nave and chancel, and Welsh slate roofs to aisles. In Decorated style. W tower at end of S aisle, nave, aisles, chancel, N vestry. Tower is of 4 stages, with angle buttresses, battlemented parapet and 2-light traceried openings to bell-chamber. Second stage has pair of louvred cusped lancets to each side, and lowest stage has 2-light traceried windows to S and W. N side has niche with moulded corbel and canopy to third stage, and arched door in moulded surround with shafts. Nave has 3-light traceried window and cusped triangular window in W end and 3-bay clerestory of 2-light rectangular windows with ogee tracery. Aisles have moulded parapets, plinths and sill strings, and 3 bays of 2-light traceried windows matching those of tower. N aisle is continued one bay to east to provide vestry with door in E end. Chancel has one bay of similar 2-light windows, and a 3-light traceried E window. Interior: 3-bay nave arcades with double chamfered arches on octagonal piers. Similar chancel arch. Arch-braced collar roofs. Contemporary fittngs. Stained glass of 1910 in SW window, and of 1978 in E window. Nothing appears to have been re-used from former building. (N Pevsner and E Williamson, The Buildings of England, Leicestershire and Rutland, 1984, p 456).

Listing NGR: SP8872599603

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
187533
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1984), 456

Legal

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: 15 Jul 2003
Reference: IOE01/09449/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter J Ellis. Source Historic England Archive
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