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Church of St Wistan, Wigston

Description: Church of St Wistan

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 187572

OS Grid Reference: SP6090599144
OS Grid Coordinates: 460905, 299144
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5867, -1.1025

Location: A5199, Oadby, Leicestershire LE18 1PN

Locality: Wigston
Local Authority: Oadby and Wigston Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE18 1PN

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Listing Text

Page 16 - item 4/25 the word "attention" in the last sentence should be amended
to read "attribution".


In the entry for

Item 4/25 on page 16 - Delete the 3 line NOTE: at the foot of the description
and insert it at the foot of the description for Item 4/24 above (Bushloe House).



Church of St Wistan (formerly
1.lO.53 listed as "Church of St Wolstan")


Church. Early C14 tower is all that remains of a church which was demolished in
the C17. The rest was rebuilt in 1853 by Walker and Goodacre and restored 1877
by R J & J Goodacre. Tower is of squared limestone, the rest of uncoursed granite
rubble with Welsh slate roof. 3 stage west tower with tall foiled bell chamber
lights, frieze and embattled parapet. Recessed spire with lucarnes. Aisleless
nave in early decorated style with wide porch and south doorway, and 3 light windows.
Chancel window has decorated tracery of an elaborate tree-like form. In the north
wall which is of rubble construction the windows are squared openings with mullions
and transoms. Inside the west tower arch has semi-octagonal responds for a double
chamfered arch. The nave is wider than the tower to the north. It has a braced
roof. Stilted hood mould with angel corbel heads to east window.

NOTE: This is the farmhouse referred to plan form appears on a conveyance of 1852.
Furniture in carved ebony is retained in Victoria and Albert Museum. Its attention
to dresser has recently been questioned.

Listing NGR: SP6090599144

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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