CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1294797

Date first listed: 29-Dec-1966

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

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

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough (District Authority)

Parish: Little Stretton

National Grid Reference: SK 66861 00279

Details

LITTLE STRETTON

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

II*

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 190734

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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