CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1188442

Date first listed: 01-Jan-1968

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, MAIN STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, MAIN STREET

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

County: Leicestershire

District: Melton (District Authority)

Parish: Grimston

National Grid Reference: SK 68551 21893

Details

GRIMSTON MAIN STREET (North Side) SK 68 21 Church of St John the 20/262 Baptist 1.1.68

GV II*

Church. C13 and C15. Restored by R W Johnson 1866. Coursed, squared ironstone, slate roofs. Chancel, nave, S transept, S porch and W tower. 2-bay chancel has 3-light E window with Perpendicular tracery with hood mould and label stops, lancet window to N, 2-light windows to S with straight heads, cued ogee-arched heads to lights and hood mould with label stops. Nave has blocked arch to forum N transept, blocked N door with chamfer and hood mould, and 3 2-light windows at clerestory level with Perpendicular tracery, 4-centred heads and hood moulds. 4 similar clerestorey windows to S. S transept has small lancet window to E and 3- light window to S with Perpendicular tracery, both with hood moulds. Renewed S door with shafts, many-moulded head and, hood mould in C19 porch with shafted doorway and hood mould. 2-stage tower has 3-light W window with Perpendicular tracery and 2-light bell-chamber openings with Perpendicular tracery, all with hood moulds. Cusped lozenge frieze to base of battlemented parapet; gargoyles and crocketed pinnacles to angles. Interior: Double piscina in transept with pointed trefoiled arches. Nave has Perpendicular roof with arch-braced ties on carved head corbels, 1 tier of moulded purlins, moulded ridge and bosses. Clock of c.1600, a very early provincial example of an anchor escapement. Stain-glass SE chancel window, early C20 by Baguley, Newcastle. Buildings of England Leics, 1984 p.170.

Listing NGR: SK6855121893

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 190202

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1984), 170

End of official listing