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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Corby, North Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4895 / 52°29'22"N

Longitude: -0.6783 / 0°40'41"W

OS Eastings: 489837

OS Northings: 288772

OS Grid: SP898887

Mapcode National: GBR DW3.WWT

Mapcode Global: VHFND.6P7F

Plus Code: 9C4XF8QC+QM

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 17 March 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1372547

English Heritage Legacy ID: 229789

ID on this website: 101372547

Location: St John the Baptist's Church, Corby Old Village, North Northamptonshire, NN17

County: North Northamptonshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Stanion & Corby Village

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Corby

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Corby The Epiphany with St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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SP8988NE (East side)
18/9 Church of St. John the Baptist


Church. Late C12, early C13, C14, datestone 1625, restored 1900. Regular coursed
limestone with ashlar chancel, porch, tower and spire. Lead roofs. Aisled nave,
chancel, south porch, vestry and west tower. South elevation of chancel of
2-window range of C14 two- and 3-light windows with reticulated tracery, one
with lozenges. 2 blocked door openings. Shallow gabled roof with ashlar parapets
and finial. Fine 4-light east window with reticulated tracery. North elevation
of chancel has one 2-light window similar to south elevation and central
gargoyle in parapet. C19 vestry is attached at right angles to chancel and has
3-light window with plate tracery in north gable. South aisle of 3-window range
of 2-light windows with intersecting tracery. Lean-to roof with ashlar gable
parapets. 3-light east window has intersecting tracery with cusping.
Single-light west window. Gabled south porch between windows has chamfered and
moulded outer arch with datestone 1625/IP, sundial and finial above. Porch has
stone gabled roof supported internally by chamfered transverse ribs, rising from
the ground and similar stone ridge member and purlins. C20 doors with stone
surround inserted in outer arch. North aisle restored 1900 is of 3-window range
of 2- and 3-light square-head windows with 2-stage buttresses between. Lean-to
roof with ashlar parapets. Lancet window in west elevation. Nave clerestory of
3-window range of 2-light square-head windows. Shallow gable roof at same level
as chancel has plain ashlar parapets. Decorated west tower of 3-stages with
5-stage angle buttresses at western corners. West door has chamfered and moulded
surround. Blocked window opening above. Single-light window to south face. North
face is only 2 stages with lower stage of coursed rubble. 2-light bell-chamber
openings to each face of upper stage. Quatrefoil frieze. Broach spire with short
octagonal pinnacles at each corner and pairs of carved heads at apex of
broaches. 2 tiers of lucarnes. Interior: 3-bay nave arcade. 2 bays of south
arcade are c.1200 with double chamfered arches, octagonal pier and responds with
upright stiff-leaf capitals. The west bay is similar, added c.1300. North arcade
is c.1900 with moulded and chamfered arches and octagonal piers. Double
chamfered chancel arch and chamfered tower arch, now blocked. Chancel roof may
have C14 timbers, other roofs are C19. Triple, ogee headed, sedilia and piscina
with cusping in the spandrels. Triangular headed tomb recess to left of altar
has crockets and 2 orders of shafts. Trefoil head piscina in south aisle. Late
C19 stone pulpit. Late C12 circular font with dogtooth arcading. Stained glass:
north chancel window and centre north aisle window have fragments of medieval
glass. 2 south chancel windows and one north aisle and two south aisle windows
have early C20 glass probably all by Morris and Co.

Listing NGR: SP8983788772

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