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Church of St Andrew, Great Easton

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 190952

OS Grid Reference: SP8489193187
OS Grid Coordinates: 484891, 293187
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5299, -0.7500

Location: 11 Church Bank, Great Easton, Leicestershire LE16 8SN

Locality: Great Easton
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE16 8SN

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Listing Text


SP 8493 CHURCH BANK (North End)

12/50 Church of St. Andrew


Church. C12 - C15, restored 1864 and 1889, and vestry of 1906. Coursed rubble
stone and ashlar, and leaded, part parapetted,roof. Stone coped gables and
vestry stone stack. Collyweston slate roof to S porch. W tower and spire,
nave, aisles, chancel, SE vestry, and S porch. Late C13 W tower incorporating
small section of Norman herringbone masonry, of 3 stages, with angle buttresses
with set-offs. W lancet, lancet to N on 2nd stage and 4 paired bell openings
with bar tracery. Shafts and dog-tooth decoration on arches. Corbel-table,
with heads and little arches, and ball flower frieze over. Broach spire with
remains of corner pinnacles, clock faces to W and S, 2 tiers of lucarnes,
and finial with weathercock. Nave arch is triple-chamfered and has tripartite
shafts with moulded capitals. 3 bay N arcade with double chamfered arches
on octagonal piers, one with foliage frieze and heads. N respond has small
naked man. 3 bay S arcade with double chamfered arches on quatrefoil piers.
Perp clerestory with 3 3-light windows either side. 5 bay low-pitch tie-beam
roof, dated 1774 and 1743, perhaps for restoration. N aisle has flat-topped
NW window, 3 N windows, 2 flat-topped, N door and NE lancet. N window has
stained glass of 1856 and NE lancet C19 stained glass.Piscina. Double chamfered
chancel arch with polygonal responds. Chancel has N window, blocked N door,
E window with stained glass of 1889, 1-light over, and probably C19 3 bay
low-pitch tie-beam roof. To SE the Vestry and S chancel chapel with 4-light
Perp window. S aisle has 2 flat-topped windows, with stained glass of 1872
and c1900. S porch has doorway with double chamfered arch. Many-moulded
S door. Inside are small piece of stone cross shaft with interlaced design
and Royal Arms on panel, probably Georgian, but unusual heraldry. Partly
Cl7 hexagonal oak pulpit on C19 base. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SP8489193187

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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