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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 6 June 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 187201
OS Grid Reference: TF0180509909
OS Grid Coordinates: 501805, 309909
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6773, -0.4956
TF 0009-0109 LITTLE CASTERTON MAIN STREET
11/113 (north side)
6.6. 61 CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS
Church, exterior appearance mainly C13, but with earlier origin. "Repaired" 1844
of coursed rubble, with lead roofs to nave and south aisle, and Collyweston stone
slate roofs to north aisle and chancel, the latter steeply pitched. Two-bay nave
with aisles and C15 clerestory, chancel, gabled south porch dated 1837 on buttress,
early C13 round headed north doorway, twin west bellcote. Lancet windows with
moulded stringcourse beneath. Interior: 2-bay round-arched nave arcade carried on
cylindrical piers - north side pre-1200, with waterleaf capitals, square abaci and
roll-mouldings to the arches, south side early C13 with circular abaci and double
chamfered arches. C15 nave roof with carved angel figures and bosses. Late C13
tomb recess in south aisle, with 2 coffin lids carved with foliated crosses. South
aisle also has piscina. Norman tympanum carved with Tree of Life displayed in north
aisle. C13 wall painting of Ecclesia and Synagogua in jambs of west lancet, and
some more fragmentary remains of painting also in south aisle. Barrel-vaulted
chancel has very fine arched piscina flanked by tiny shafts with crocketted gable
above, supported by head-stops. Foliage carving in spandrel. Drain in floor below
in form of 4-petalled flower, apparently from the destroyed church at Pickworth.
Brass to Thomas Burton of Tolethorpe d.1381 and wife. N Pevsner, Leicestershire and
Rutland, pp 305-6.
Listing NGR: TF0180509909
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Source: English Heritage
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