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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 7 October 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 188972
OS Grid Reference: SP5408397538
OS Grid Coordinates: 454083, 297538
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5730, -1.2034
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NARBOROUGH CHURCH LANE
SP 59 NW
7/50 Church of All Saints
Parish church. C15; chancel rebuilt 1883 by F Bacon in C13 style, with north
vestry and south organ chamber; remainder much restored 1865 and 1883; C19 south
porch. Granite rubble, limestone dressings, lead roofs to nave and aisles, Swith-
land slate roofs to chancel, vestry and organ chamber. West tower, nave, aisles
south porch, chancel, vestry and organ-chamber. West tower is of 3 stages with
diagonal buttresses, moulded plinth, restored battlemented parapet and carved
gargoyles at corners. Bell-chamber openings are arched with 2 traceried lights;
middle stage has small rectangular windows; west front has 2-light window with
ogee tracery, and moulded arched door. Nave and aisles have parapets with
moulded battlements, and rainwater heads dated 1883. 5-bay clerestory of cusped
3-light windows with 4-centred arched heads. Larger similar windows to aisles,
all with restored carved head stops to hoodmoulds. C15 south door with
4-centred arch, traceried spandrels, moulded rectangular surround and carved
head stops. C19 gabled south porch with moulded arch and 3-light traceried side
windows. Small blocked north door with moulded arch. Chancel has cusped eaves
corbelling on south side, and 2 bays of 2-light south windows with cusped plate
tracery, shafts and dogtooth mouldings. Large 4-light traceried east window
with vent and gablet above, and gabled buttress below. Organ chamber in angle
between chancel and south aisle has plate-traceried 2-light window to south and
high set of triple lancets in east wall. Lean-to north vestry with lancet
windows. Interior: double-chamfered arch to tower; 6-bay nave arcades with
chamfered arches and shafted piers, the slender shafts facing nave and aisles
carried up on nave side as wall shafts; C19 roofs to nave and aisles; arched
piscina and double sedilia in south aisle; C19 arches to vestry and organ
chamber. Large C19 chancel arch with roll-moulding on shafts. Chancel has
cusped arch and doorway to north vestry, both with carved ornament, and similar
uncusped arch to organ chamber. Cusped north piscina; south east window with
internal tracery screen and window- seat sedilia. Fittings: C15 octagonal stone
font with traceried panels; C19 wrought-iron screen on stone dwarf walls; C19
wooden pulpit on base with study marble shafts and stiff-leaf capitals; C19-C20
carved and gilt wooden reredos; late C19 stained glass, the east window by
Heaton, Butler and Bayne 1883. Some C18 and C19 wall tablets.
(Pevsner and Williamson, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland,
V N and R P Jarrett, The History of Narborough and Littlethorpe).
Listing NGR: SP5408397538
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Source: English Heritage
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