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Church of St Dionysius, Market Harborough

Description: Church of St Dionysius

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 189621

OS Grid Reference: SP7335587285
OS Grid Coordinates: 473355, 287285
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4786, -0.9213

Location: Church Square, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7NB

Locality: Market Harborough
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE16 7NB

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Listing Text


911/1/1 Church of St Dionysius



Parish Church originally built as a Chapel of St Mary in Arden (qv) during the earlier part of the C13. Architectural features of present church mainly C14 and C15. The town is dominated by the early C14 grey ashlar tower with its fine crocketed brooch spire. Rest of church in coursed sandstone rubble with crenellated parapet. Buttresses. Nave and Chancel with Clerestory windows, Aisles and North and South Porches. Crocketed cross as finial at east end of both Nave and Chancel. South face of tower has large sundial.
Inside, galleries of 1836 remain. Fine achievement of Royal Arms of 1660 at West end. Good C15 timber roof was restored, in same style, in 1954. Fragments of medieval wall painting discovered in 1959 at east end of North Aisle. The Church of St Dionysius is a prominent feature of many near and distant views of the town. It is also the dominant feature of several town centre groups.

Listing NGR: SP7335587285

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Source: English Heritage

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