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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: 1294797



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

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Little Stretton

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: 190734

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SK 60 SE 5/72 29.12.66 Church of St. John the Baptist


Church C12, Cl3 and C15, restored late C19. Restoration by H.L. Goddard of Leicester. Ashlar and rubble stone. Swithland slate roof with stone coped gables. Leaded roof to tower. W tower, nave and chancel under one roof and S porch. Tower of C15 (base C13) of 3 stages. Plinth, mouldings, small W crosslet, quatrefoil opening above and 4 2-light bell openings, all except N, with battlemented transoms and cusped lights. Hood moulds. Low pyramid roof with weathercock. Small nave arch, the centre part of the chamfer square hollowed. Nave N wall blank except for blocked N doorway. 3 large red and blue brick buttresses outside. Near E end an aumbry with C17 wooden door. On S wall are 5 2-light windows with Y, Curvilinear and Reticulated tracery. Norman S doorway. S porch has probably c1700 brick front. 3-light Perp E window. C19 6-bay tie beam roof. C13/C14 octagonal font of Purbeck marble. In each panel 2 blank pointed arches, mostly cusped. Early C17 oak communion rail. C18 oak pulpit and wall monuments. 4 medieval bench ends. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK6686100279

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SK 66861 00279


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