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Church of St Bartholomew, Asfordby

Description: Church of St Bartholomew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 August 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 189987

OS Grid Reference: SK7252020975
OS Grid Coordinates: 472520, 320975
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7815, -0.9263

Location: Welby Lane, Asfordby, Leicestershire LE14 3JL

Locality: Asfordby
Local Authority: Melton Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE14 3JL

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Listing Text


SK 72 SW Church of St Bartholomew
5/7 (formerly listed as the
3.8.79 Welby Church)


Church. C14 and C15, repaired C17. Restored 1860-2 by R W Johnson.
Coursed squared ironstone and limestone, with limestone dressings, Welsh
slate roofs to body of church, Swithland slate roof to tower. Chancel and
nave in one, S porch and W tower.
3-light E window has Perpendicular tracery and hood mould. 2-light
chamfered stone mullion window to NE with chamfered stone surround, a 2-
light window to middle of N wall with flattened arched head and hood mould.
Similar window to SW, a 2-light window to SE with ogee-arched heads to
lights, quatrefoil to head and hood mould, small 1-light window to left with
cusped pointed arched head and 3-light window to right of porch with
segmental-arched head. Perpendicular tracery and hood mould.
Chamfered S door with flattened arched head in porch which has double-
chamfered doorway. 2-stage tower has lancet window to bottom stage W side
and small 2-light bell-chamber openings, with round-arched heads to lights,
to E and W gables of saddleback roof. Stone-coped gables with kneelers to
truer, porch and chancel. Diagonal off-set buttresses to E end. Off-set
buttress to SW angle and buttresses between bays to N.
Interior: Small chamfered ogee-arched piscina to N side of altar. Another
chamfered arched opening, possibly an ambry, to S of altar.
Plain octagonal font, probably C17.
Polygonal oak pulpit with Jacobean round arch-headed panels; similar panels
to attached reading desk.
Buildings of England Leicestershire 1984 p.419.

Listing NGR: SK7252020975

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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