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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN AND ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

List entry Number: 1230285

Location

CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN AND ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, CHURCH STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
LeicestershireCharnwoodDistrict AuthorityRothley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Jun-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 405199

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Details

ROTHLEY

SK 51 SE CHURCH STREET (East End)

6/103

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

GV II*

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

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: Leicestershire and Rutland - Date: 1877 - Journal Title: Whites Directory
  2. Article  Reference - Title: Leicestershire Rutland Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire - Date: 1881 - Journal Title: Kellys Directory - Type:

National Grid Reference: SK 58595 12654

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