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Church of St Mary the Virgin and St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rothley, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.7084 / 52°42'30"N

Longitude: -1.1342 / 1°8'2"W

OS Eastings: 458595

OS Northings: 312654

OS Grid: SK585126

Mapcode National: GBR 8LP.238

Mapcode Global: WHDJ4.K640

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin and St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 1 June 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1230285

English Heritage Legacy ID: 405199

Location: Rothley, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE7

County: Leicestershire

Civil Parish: Rothley

Built-Up Area: Mountsorrel

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Rothley St Mary the Virgin and St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text




1.6.66 Church of St. Mary the Virgin
and St. John the Baptist


Church. C13-C15, restored and chancel rebuilt 1878. 1878 restoration by R.
Reynolds Rowe of Cambridge. Granite rubble stone with stone dressings and
part battlemented, part Swithland slate roof. Stone coped gables, some with
cross finials. W tower, nave, aisles, chancel, N organ chamber and N porch.
Perp W tower of 3 stages with clasping buttresses becoming polygonal at second
stage, and angle at third stage. W doorway with traceried spandrels. 3-light
W window with stained glass of 1879. Clock face, quatrefoil and 1-light windows
at second stage. Four 2-light bell openings, quartrefoiled lozenge frieze
and battlements. Tall nave arch with deeply hollowed mouldings on semi-circular
responds. 4½ bay N arcade of C13, with unchamfered arches of one step on circular
piers. Four bay S arcade with double chamfered arches on octagonal piers.
Perp clerestory with 4 3-light windows on either side. Restored 6 bay low-pitch
tie beam roof, the tie beams original and with carved bosses. C14 N aisle
the four windows with renewed Reticulated tracery, three filled with C19 stained
glass. NE window with Intersected tracery opens into C19 N organ chamber.
N door and porch. Double chamfered chancel arch on polygonal responds. Chancel
has polygonal boarded roof and most of the windows filled with later C19 stained
glass. C14 S aisle, the windows with renewed Curvilinear tracery, and the
SE with stained glass of 1897. Piscina with cusped niche. Small S door, and
larger S door. Fine series of monuments. Tombe-chest with incised lid to
Bartholomew Kyngston, died 1486, and wife. On front are inscribed Kingston's
Will and coat of arms. Incised slab is Robert Vincent and two wives, c1530.
Tomb-chest with incised lid to Humfrey Babington, died 1549, and wife. Hanging
monument with many small figures to Thomas Babington, died 1567, and wife.
Panel from C16 monument with two mermaids holding coat of arms of Kyngston
impaling Skeffington. Wall monument to Anne Babington, died 1648, in alabaster
with black and red marble, showing within an oval niche the busts of both Anne
and her husband Mathew Babington : attributed to Edward Marshall. C19 wall
monumnent, oak choir stalls and brass lectern. Round Norman font, with pattern
of concentric lozenges, on C19 short shafts. Chancel screen, Perp, with 1-light
divisions, ogee arches decorated with foliage. Said dated 1520 in Kelly's
Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, 1881, where also tower
dated 1425. White's Leicestershire and Rutland, 1877, and Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK5859512654

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