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Church of the Holy Rood, Packington

Description: Church of the Holy Rood

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 November 1965
English Heritage Building ID: 187956

OS Grid Reference: SK3585614499
OS Grid Coordinates: 435856, 314499
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7270, -1.4705

Location: 4 Measham Road, Packington, Leicestershire LE65 1WL

Locality: Packington
Local Authority: North West Leicestershire District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE65 1WL

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Listing Text

SK 31 SE
Church of the
24.11.65 Holy Rood
Church of C13 and later, with C19 chancel. Ashlar. W tower, nave, aisles
and chancel. Tower of 3 stages with bands, battlements, and 4 bell
openings with Y tracery and hood moulds. W. window with Y tracery and
external steps up to sill. Tower arch possibly C13. Aisles with stepped
buttresses, N. parapetted. N. aisle has 3 3-light mullions, 2 with
pointed, 1 with curved, arched heads. Hollowed chamfers. N. door.
2-light N.W. window. S. aisle has early C20 S porch, C19 S.E. window
with Curvilinear tracery and other windows with hood moulds though tracery
removed. C19 chancel with buttresses and plain tile roof, twin lancet
E. window, and other windows with Curvilinear tracery. Parapetted nave
has 4 bay Perp clerestory with simple 2-light mullions. 4 bay arcade
with octagonal piers and double chamfered arches. Final bay of nave
and aisle blocked off to form vestries. Simple low pitched truss roof,
ceiling plastered. Chancel has boarded 4-sided roof. 6 later C14 bench
ends carved with quatrefoils, foliage and head. In S. aisle cusped arched
niche and 2 C15/C16 incised slabs. In N. aisle raised fine incised slab
to Raphe Leeson, died 1587, and 2 wives. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK3585614499

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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