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Latitude: 52.7903 / 52°47'24"N
Longitude: -0.9849 / 0°59'5"W
OS Eastings: 468551
OS Northings: 321893
OS Grid: SK685218
Mapcode National: GBR 9M7.3SG
Mapcode Global: WHFJY.V457
Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist
Listing Date: 1 January 1968
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1188442
English Heritage Legacy ID: 190202
Location: Grimston, Melton, Leicestershire, LE14
Civil Parish: Grimston
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Grimston
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
GRIMSTON MAIN STREET
SK 68 21 Church of St John the
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
Listing NGR: SK6855121893
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