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St John the Baptist, Little Stretton, Leicestershire

(52°35′43″N, 1°0′54″W)
Little Stretton
SK 668 002
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Leicestershire
now Leicestershire
  • Biba Gonzalez
  • Ron Baxter
  • Jennifer Alexander
01 Jul 2013

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Feature Sets

Little Stretton is a small village in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, 6 miles SE of Leicester. The church stands to the N of the road through the village, and is a small ironstone building with a low nave and chancel in one, a S porch and a W tower. The S doorway and a plain blocked N doorway are 12thc. The Purbeck font is 13thc.


The king held both Little Stretton and Stretton Magna in 1086, when they were together assessed at 9 carucates of ploughland and 10 acres of meadow. Nichols (II, 738) notes no subtenants before c.1240 when it was held as part of the royal demesne by Richard de Harecourt


Exterior Features



Historic England Listed Building, English Heritage Legacy ID: 190734

J. Nichols, The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester, 4 vols, London 1795 – 1810-11, 2 pt 2, 738.

  1. Pevsner and E. Williamson, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, New Haven and London 2003, 275.