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Church of St Michael, Loddington

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 190578

OS Grid Reference: SK7862402003
OS Grid Coordinates: 478624, 302003
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6101, -0.8403

Location: Loddington, Leicestershire LE7 9XE

Locality: Loddington
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE7 9XE

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Listing Text



5/51 Church of St. Michael
(Previously listed as Church of
29.12.66 St Michael and All Angels)


Church. Largely late C13 or early C14 with one earlier doorway, Perpendicular
features and some Victorian restoration work. Coursed ironstone
rubble with limestone dressings. West Tower, nave with clerestory and two
aisles, chancel. Three staged buttressed tower with paired foiled light in
west wall and similar though more ornate lights to bell chamber. Parapet.
Former nave roof line visible against its wall. South aisle with parapet and
one Perpendicular window to west, the others earlier. One Y traceried window
in south wall and a triple lancet window to the east. One decorated window
to south. South doorway in coped gabled Victorian porch, the doorway itself
round arched, chamfered with no shafts, and of C12. Round foiled window over
the door. Perpendicular clerestory with paired square headed lights and stilted
hood moulds. Chancel has parapet and two Decorated south windows, paired trefoiled
lights, flanking a priest's door. East window is Victorian of 3-lights. North
blank. North aisle is buttressed and has parapet and Perpendicular windows,
ogee - arched lights in square heads, and a doorway with double chamfered
arch, and hood mould with corbel heads.

Inside, C13 tower arch, narrow and steeply arched, triple chamfered with two
rounded shafts and roll moulded abaci, and outer hood mould with corbel heads.
Nave arcade of three bays, the south probably the earlier, c1300. Octagonal
responds to western bay, then a piece of earlier wall before two further bays
with a wide octagonal pier. Roll moulded capital and abaci. Double chamfered
arches, with hood moulds. North arcade a similar design, but the piers more
slender. Nave roof may be partially Perpendicular, though one tie beam is
dated 1777. Tie beam and king post construction, the ties supported by struts
springing from corbel heads, and with bosses beneath each king post. Small
2-centred arched piscina in south aisle, with fluted drain. Triple chamfered
chancel arch supported on corbel heads rather than piers, and Victorian wood
screen of finely wrought tracery; three paired lights with ogee pinnacles
within, above blank traceried panels to either side of central archway. Small
ogee piscina to south of chancel, aumbry to north. Ornately carved Victorian
wood altar rails. Stone Victorian reredos.

Fragments of medieval glass in south window to chancel with floral and emblematic
motifs, and one Bishop's head. Jacobean pulpit with two tiers of round arched
blank arcading. Font may be Early English, round with no differentiation between
base and bowl and recessed lancet decoration. Arms of Queen Victoria in north
aisle and one hatchment in south aisle.

Listing NGR: SK7862402003

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Source: English Heritage

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