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Withcote Chapel, Withcote

Description: Withcote Chapel

Grade: I
Date Listed: 29 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 190655

OS Grid Reference: SK7957705793
OS Grid Coordinates: 479577, 305793
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6441, -0.8253

Location: Oakham Road, Withcote, Leicestershire LE15 8DP

Locality: Withcote
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE15 8DP

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Listing Text


SK 70 NE OAKHAM ROAD (South East Side)

2/126 Withcote Chapel



Chapel. C15, restored and refurbished inside, c1744. Finely coursed ironstone
with limestone dressings and leaded roof. 4 bays, the nave and chancel
undifferentiated. Square headed windows each with 3 round headed lights linked
by continuous hoodmould. North doorway with 4-centred arched head, roll moulded
architrave and square hoodmould, with decoration in the spandrels. Traces
of blocked west doorway, and south door similar to north. Buttressed, and
with embattled parapet which is continuous across the low pitched east and
west gables. Tall angle pinnacles are reminiscent of Kings College Chapel,

Inside, the fittings are largely C18. Wood dado panelling, early C18 wrought
iron altar rails, and reredos in Renaissance style: tripartite, the centre
piece with fluted Corinthian shafts and the canted side pieces pedimented
on Corinthian columns, each containing an identical marble monument. That
to north commemorates Geffrey Johnson, d. 1742 and his sister, and the south,
Matthew Johnson d. 1723 and Margaret his wife. The monuments are each surmounted
by urns and a shield of arms. Plaster modillion eaves cornice.

Stained glass of c153D-40 and attributed to Galeon Hone, the King's glazier
who worked at Kings College Chapel. Large standing figures of the prophets
and Old Testiment figures to south, apostles to north. In the eastern windows,
3 smaller panels depict saints and the crucifixion in landscape settings.
Strong rich colours and fluid design. Some heraldic panels, one containing
the personal arms of Jane Seymour (1536-7).

Listing NGR: SK7957705793

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Source: English Heritage

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