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Grade II*
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 461, 1, 49
Date assigned Monday, February 13, 1967
Date last amended


'SK 35 NW PARISH OF DETHICK, LEA AND HOLLOWAY DETHICK LANE (off) 1/49 13-2-67 Church of St John the Baptist GV II* Anglican church. Tower dated 1530, the remainder of the church C13 with later additions and refashioning. Ashlar and coursed rubble gritstone with shallow pitched leaded roof. West tower, nave and chancel with clerestory, a single roof covering the body of the church, without visible differentiation between nave and chancel. West tower, of three stages, rising from a two stage moulded plinth, diagonal stepped buttresses with set-offs, rising to a moulded string- course below an ashlar crenallated parapet with moulded merlons. Tall polygonal stair turret with crenellated parapet rises above main tower at the south-east corner. Tower west face with doorway with four-centred arch beneath a moulded flat head, and with a stepped hoodmould rising above incribed plaque bearing date of 1530. Above first floor string-course, two tiers of late Perp. 3-light windows beneath pointed arched heads, hoodmoulds and stops; the upper opening blind. Deep decorated frieze band below bell stage carries carved heraldic shields of the Babingtons and related families, the tower having been erected by Sir Anthony Babington. Frieze band delineated by projecting continuous mouldings. Above, 2-light belfry windows with single chamfer to surrounds. Above, a moulded string- course, and ashlar crenellated parapet. South side wall with simple pointed arched doorway below hoodmould to west end, single light pointed arched window with hoodmould and stops, and, at the chancel end, a 3-light cusped hooded window within a chamfered square headed surround. Clerestory above in ashlar masonry, separated from lower rubble by a chamfered string-course. Four 2-light clerestory window with cinquefoil heads to lights within chamfered square headed surrounds. Shallow parapet to nave and chancel above chamfered string-course. 3-light 'Y' tracery east window beneath hoodmould with stops, within simply chamfered surround. North wall with three 2-light clerestory windows, and a single ground floor pointed arched light beneath a hoodmould. Shallow lean-to roof towards west end. Plain interior, with narrow pointed arch to tower. Listing NGR: SK3271457970.'

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  • Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 32714 57970 (point)
Map sheet SK35NW

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Jan 26 2023 11:32AM

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