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Church of St Winifride, Shepshed

Description: Church of St Winifride

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 May 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 189466

OS Grid Reference: SK4781019789
OS Grid Coordinates: 447810, 319789
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7736, -1.2927

Location: 24 Brook Street, Shepshed, Leicestershire LE12 9AA

Locality: Shepshed
Local Authority: Charnwood Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE12 9AA

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Listing Text

8/95 (south side)

26.5.81 Church of St Winifride

Roman Catholic Church, now disused; 1842 by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin for Ambrose Lisle Phillipps, who provided some of the labour and material from the Garendon Estate. Built of granite rubble with Swishland slate roof under the direction of Pugin. Very simple exterior, nave and 2 aisles under one roof. Small lancet windows, tripartite lancet in east gable end. Small gabled south (ritual) porch with side entrance and integral buttress. Later north (ritual) vestry and brick bell cote over west (ritual) gable. Simple, but damaged, interior. Arcades with double chamfered brick arches on octagonal sandstone piers. Remains of inscriptions and murals by Anselm Baher (1834-1885), an heraldic artist and Cisterian monk at Mount St Bernards Abbey, Leicestershire. Inscriptions read: Nave, south, "Whosoever shall pray from this place hear then, O Lord, from heaven and shew mercy. 2 Saml. 2 Paral. 6/21". Nave, north, "I have loved the beauty of thy house, O Lord, and the place where thy glory
dwelled. Ps.25:8". Chancel, south, "Hic est panis qui de Coelo descendit".
Chancel, north, "Ecce Panis Factus cibus Viatorium". End has angel either side of window and dove descending above. "Sanctus Sanctus Sanctus W. Dominus Deus

Listing NGR: SK4781019789

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Source: English Heritage

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