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Church of St Denys, Eaton

Description: Church of St Denys

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 January 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 190177

OS Grid Reference: SK7793226379
OS Grid Coordinates: 477932, 326379
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8293, -0.8447

Location: Main Street, Eaton, Leicestershire LE14 4LN

Locality: Eaton
Local Authority: Melton Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE14 4LN

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Listing Text

(North side)
Goadby Marwood
33/375 Church of St Denys


Parish church. Early C14 nave, south aisle and west tower, C13 north
aisle, mid C14 chancel. C15 re-workings and restorations 1883 and 1923.
Ironstone with limestone dressings and lead roofs. 3 stage tower with 3-
light intersecting west window embroidered with trefoil motifs. Slit
lights to ringing chamber. Diagonal buttresses end below C15 belfry stage.
2-light Perpendicular belfry windows with lozenge tracery. Crenellated
parapet above lozenge and quatrefoil frieze. 4 corner pinnacles. 3-light
south aisle west window with circular vesica containing more trefoil
motifs. Gabled south porch with moulded entrance arch. One 3-light early
C14 window to east and 3-light late C14 cusped window east again. North
aisle retains a north and west C13 lancet with another blocked to east.
Square north doorway. To east 2 3-light windows with ogee heads under
square hood. 3 2-light Perpendicular clerestory windows of simple cusped
lights under square hoods. 3-light chancel south windows with cusped heads
under square hoods and 4-light reticulated east window. Against north
chancel is a vestry of 1883. Interior. 4-bay arcade on octagonal piers
with double chamfered arches. Polygonal capitals have some nailhead
decoration. Tower and chancel arches both mostly of 1883. C15 nave roof
of cambered tie beams with arched braces dropping on wall posts to corbels.
Ridge piece and one pair butt purlins. Aisle roofs are of principal and
purlin type. Early C14 octagonal drum font with 8 different tracery
patterns, one to each facet. In south nave wall a late C13 tomb recess. 2
orders of shafts with undercut capitals support stilted arch. Hood mould
and outer order of arch with complex undercut mouldings incorporating
fleur-de-lys section, rather advanced. Inner order with fleurons. Soffit
has cinquefoil cusping. Timber poor box inscribed: Remember the poore
(sic) 1709. Pulpit has timber carved sounding board with arcaded centre
flanked by strapwork vertical panels. Cornice carried on scrolled
consoles. Within centre arch an inscription: Here(sic) the word of the
Lord 1604. In east end of north nave aisle a free standing sarcophagus
commemorating Edward Manners, 1811: black and white marble with a
surmounting urn. Fragments of C15 and C17 stained glass in south aisle
windows. Chancel has 2 bay arcade of 1883 leading into north vestry. Roof
similar, though thinner, to that of nave. Fragments of C14 glass in
chancel windows.

Listing NGR: SK7793226379

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Source: English Heritage

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