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Church of All Saints, Sheepy

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 188084

OS Grid Reference: SK3261201321
OS Grid Coordinates: 432612, 301321
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6087, -1.5198

Location: 58 Main Road, Sheepy, Leicestershire CV9 3QS

Locality: Sheepy
Local Authority: Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: CV9 3QS

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Listing Text

(West side)
Church of All Saints


Parish Church. C15 Tower and Chancel, nave of 1789, but with windows and
north aisle mid Victorian. Ashlar, Welsh slate roofs. West tower, nave
with north aisle and chancel. The west tower is of 3 stages with angle
buttresses capped by gargoyles and an enbattled parapet. Giant arch to west
filled in with paired lancets and wide 4 light Perpendicular style windows
above, all Victorian, while at the foot is a low tomb recess containing a worn
flatly carved effigy, probably of C14. Squared original window in the second
stage and tall slender paired lights to bell chamber above. Plain chamfered
north doorway in gabled porch, 2 light windows with quatrefoils to buttressed
aisle. Small chancel with 3 light east window and small priest's door to
south. Tall south nave wall and series of 4 mid-Victorian windows, paired
lights with lean flowing tracery forming quatrefoils. Inside, north arcade
of 4 bays, cylindrical shafts supporting double chamfered arches, in a
stripped down interpretation of the Decorated style. Tower arch springs
high, with screen and gallery in mid Victorian spikey woodwork. Wide roof
with king post trusses to nave. Wide chancel arch springing from corbels.
Fittings all mid-Victorian, including the reredos behind the altar, a stone
relief of the Last Supper. Font may however be medieval; octagonal, each
facet has a blank shield in high relief. Stained glass; the south nave
windows form a linked series; the eastern pair of the work of Burne Jones for
Morris arid Company, 1879. To the east Moses-and David with smaller scenes
below depicting the birth of Christ and the Adoration of the Magi, then Peter
and Paul above the Miracle of the Fishes. Both windows have a backcloth of
lavish foliage and fruit, oaks and roses etc. with stylised landscapes behind
the narrative scenes, and angels in the quatrefoils. The 2 western windows
are of 1897 and are by Kempe; he used a similar idiom, of principal figures
above a narrative, here Daniel and Stephen with the raising of Lazarus, and
Isiah and John over the Baptism. Kempe's backgrounds are more abstract,
though the little landscapes are fuller.

Listing NGR: SK3261201321

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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