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Church of St Luke, Thurnby and Bushby

Description: Church of St Luke

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 190769

OS Grid Reference: SK6470503931
OS Grid Coordinates: 464705, 303931
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6293, -1.0454

Location: Church Lane, Thurnby, Leicestershire LE7 9PJ

Locality: Thurnby and Bushby
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE7 9PJ

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Listing Text


SK 60 SW MAIN STREET (North Side)
29.12.66 Church of St. Luke


Church. C12 - C15, much rebuilt in and new chancel of 1870-3. Rebuilding
by Slater and Carpenter. Granite rubble stone. Coursed squared ironstone
and ashlar limestone tower. Parapetted leaded roofs with stone coped gables
and finials. Buttresses and angle buttresses with set-offs. Central tower,
nave, aisles, chancel and S porch. Tower of 3 stages of C12, late C13 and
mid C14 with 4 circular piers with many scalloped capitals, 2-lights above
to N and S, clock face, 1-lights to E and W, and in upper stage of ashlar,
4 2-light bell openings, diagonal buttresses, frieze with gargoyles, battlements
and crocketted pinnacles. C19 NE stair turret. Nave has W window with Geometric
tracery, 3 bay arcades with double chamfered arches on octagonal piers, 3
2-light clerestory windows either side, probably mid C14, and C19 3 bay low-pitch
tie beam roof. C19 N aisle with N door and 5 windows. Intersected tracery
with daggers. C19 chancel : the sedilia either side with black marble shafts,
2 piscinas, and E window with stained glass of 1913. Boarded wagon roof supported
by carved wooden angels on stone corbels. Tile (probably Minton) floor.
S aisle has 4 windows : Intersected tracery with daggers, and stained glass
of 1929, 1885, 1887 and 1933. Piscina and double sedilia. S doorway, the
arch with double hollow chamfer. C19 S porch, with part of doorway arch decorated
with zig-zag built into it. Tub-shaped font on eight-shafted foot, probably
late C13. Painting of Ascension, probably Venetian c1600, or copy. Thurnby
Parish Church guide, 1974, and Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK6470503931

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Source: English Heritage

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