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Church of St Mary, Elmesthorpe

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 189013

OS Grid Reference: SP4603596490
OS Grid Coordinates: 446035, 296490
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5643, -1.3223

Location: B581, Elmesthorpe, Leicestershire LE9 7HD

Locality: Elmesthorpe
Local Authority: Blaby District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE9 7HD

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Listing Text

SP 49 NE (north side)

1/23 Church of St. Mary

7.10.57 II

Parish church. C14, C16, chancel rebuilt 1868. Random granite
rubble and dressed stone with stone dressings and slate roof.
West tower, ruined roofless nave, and chancel, now used as nave.
West tower, 2 stages, has plinth, 2 chamfered string courses,
coved eaves band and crenellated parapet. To west, 2 diagonal
buttresses, 4 setoffs, and between them a chamfered and moulded
doorway with hood mould, C18 plank door and strap hinges. Above,
on each side, a C16 chamfered pointed bell opening. Nave, 2
bays, has on each side the remains of 2 buttresses and 2 early
C14 double lancets with coved and chamfered reveals and hood
moulds. At the west end, on each side, a 2 light mullioned
window, that to north with a flat head and hood mould, that to
south with a 4 centred arched head. 3 bay chancel has on each
side 3 buttresses and at east end, 2 pairs of angle buttresses
all with setoffs. Coped east gable with cross. North side has a
central restored Decorated double lancet with moulded reveal and
to west, a roll moulded C19 doorway with shafts and hood mould.
East end has a C19 5 light ogee lancet with flowing tracery and
hood mould. South side has 2 restored Decorated double lancets.
Tower chamber, now the west porch, has no architectural features.
Tower arch, double chamfered and moulded, has no responds.
Rendered chancel interior has rusticated openings and arch braced
queen post roof. East end has a C19 alabaster and stone gradine.
South side has to east a restored C14 ogee headed combined
piscina and aumbry and a restored C14 ogee headed triple sedilia.
Fittings include early C13 lobed round font bowl on C19 stem with
clustered ringed shafts. C19 pine benches and brass lectern.
Mid C20 rending desk and altar rails. Small slate war memorial

Listing NGR: SP4603596490

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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