Heather: St John the Baptist Church


The parish church for Heather in Leicestershire is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. Featuring a large tower with three bells, it was built circa 14th century. In keeping with the medieval character of the church, it was restored in 1847 with the addition of a new chancel. The building is constructed of coursed sandstone with a west tower, originally with a spire, featuring corner pinnacles.

StJohn2     StJohn1

Gargoyles adorn the eaves above the clerestory.


Corbel heads feature on the windows of the church. The church is Grade II* listed.

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