SK8029 : Church of St Guthlac, Branston

taken 2 years ago, near to Branston, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Church of St Guthlac, Branston
Church of St Guthlac, Branston
View from the south east
St Guthlac's church, Branston
Grade II* listed
A church with west tower, late 14th C steeple, 13th C nave and aisles. The chancel was altered in 13th C.
The present church is built of sandstone with limestone dressings and shows signs of an earlier 12th century building. The font is Norman. The present south door is 10ft high and the south porch rebuilt in 1872 and south aisle restored 1895. The north aisle has 3 pillars with Norman nailhead decorations and 3 early English arches. The nave clearly shows the clerestory was added later than the older part of the church, probably 1200-1300. The vestry was built as the original organ chamber in 1880.
The chancel has an alabaster floor slab to John Spethyn, 1460.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Monday, 31 October, 2016   (more nearby)
Saturday, 5 November, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Period (from Tags)
13th Century  14th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8097 2951 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:51.4202N 0:47.9343W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8101 2949
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Parish Church  Early English Style  Decorated Style  Ironstone  Grade II(star) Listed 

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