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Latitude: 52.6588 / 52°39'31"N
Longitude: -0.9798 / 0°58'47"W
OS Eastings: 469099
OS Northings: 307277
OS Grid: SK690072
Mapcode National: GBR 9NS.C2R
Mapcode Global: WHFKJ.XFLJ
Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist
Listing Date: 29 December 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1074823
English Heritage Legacy ID: 190700
Location: Hungarton, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE7
Civil Parish: Hungarton
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Hungarton St John The Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
SK 60 NE CHURCH LANE (East Side)
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
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