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Church of All Saints, Slawston

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 190878

OS Grid Reference: SP7809094508
OS Grid Coordinates: 478090, 294508
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5428, -0.8500

Location: Blaston Road, Slawston, Leicestershire LE16 7UF

Locality: Slawston
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE16 7UF

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Listing Text


7/102 Church of All Saints



Parish Church. Large early C14, Decorated, with Perpendicular features, and
a Victorian restoration. Coursed ironstone rubble with ashlar dressings.
West tower and spire, nave with north aisle and clerestory, chancel. West
tower of three stages, with plinth and slender buttresses. West doorway with
chamfered archway and hoodmould with heavy label stops. Trefoiled light above.
Paired lights to bell chamber, large clock face. Broach spire with two tiers
of lucarnes and pinnacles at each angle. Nave windows are Victorian renewals
in Perpendicular style, those on each side of south door have squared stilted
hood moulds and are of 2-lights. The south-eastern window is of 3-lights with
segmentally arched head and hood mould. South door in Victorian porch, the
inner doorway is C14, with hood mould springing from corbel heads with primitive
scratch carved faces. Two clerestory windows of 2-lights, and sill band.
Chancel is externally entirely Victorian, in Perpendicular style but with steep
Swithland slate roof with cresting and coped east gable with cross finial.
2 and 3-light windows with segmentally arched heads in north and south walls.
East window is in Decorated style, three foiled lights. Buttressed north aisle
also has fenestration in Perpendicular style, probably much restored. The
two western most windows are contained in concave recesses. The blocked north
door is earlier in date, C14, small chamfered archway with hood mould with
heavy label stop heads. Inside, wide west tower arch, triple chamfered with
outer hood mould with corbel heads and inner semi-octagonal shafts. North
arcade of four bays with double chamfered arches, the inner arch only springing
from a semi-circular shaft whilst the outer arch continues uninterrupted to
ground level, the inner shaft and abaci projecting from its inner face. Simple
chamfered arches to south door and blocked north doorway. Wide south east
window is contained in a full height recess. Nave roof dates from restoration
of 1864 by Goddard, cambered tie beams with dentils. Aisle roof of similar
type but the corbel heads of the medieval roof survive, boldly if rather grotesquely
carved. Unusual chancel arch, of wood, effectively the western-most truss
of the chancel's lower and steeper roof, with dentilled steeply cambered truss
forming the arch with fretwork decoration in the apex. The wall around this
arch is boarded. Other chancel roof trusses are similar, and there is a dentilled
wallplate. North vestry is continuation of north aisle. Flamboyant Victorian
fittings throughout, in the chancel tiles, also rails and sconces, choir
stalls and low wood screen. Pulpit and nave seating also contemporary with
the restoration as is the vestry screen. Font probably C13 or C14; an octagonal
basin with simple moulding at foot and top, on octagonal base.

Listing NGR: SP7809094508

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Source: English Heritage

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