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Church of St Wistan, Wistow

Description: Church of St Wistan

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 191139

OS Grid Reference: SP6437095980
OS Grid Coordinates: 464370, 295980
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5579, -1.0519

Location: Kibworth Road, Wistow, Leicestershire LE8 0QF

Locality: Wistow
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE8 0QF

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Listing Text

Church of St. Wistan (formerly
SP 69 NW
29.12.66 listed as Church of St.
Church. C12 - C15, remodelled 1746, renovation 1815, and mid C19. Coursed
rubble stone with stone dressings and Swithland slate and aluminium roofs,
with low parapet. W Tower, nave and chancel under 1 roof, N vestry and vault,
N transept and S porch. C15 tower of 3 stages with plinth, buttresses and
diagonal buttresses with set-offs. SW stairs, 2-light window with C19 stained
glass, 4 2-light bell openings and battlements. Double chamfered nave arch,
the inner on stone corbels. N vestry and vault with leaded Gothick window and
blocked windows and doorway. c1300 N transept, now Halford chapel. Blocked N
window with Y tracery. 2 E windows of 1746 with semicircular arches and
leaded lights. Mainly C15 chancel. Small blocked N windows and blocked N
doorway. Large E window of 1746. Semicircular arch and leaded lights. 3
similar S windows to nave and chancel. Blocked S doorway with chevron moulded
rounded arch. Small mid C19 S porch with Gothic archway. Fine mid C18
interior with box pews and hexagonal pulpit. Wrought-iron communion rails of
c1730 and Halford chapel gates of later C18 (similar in design to staircase
balustrade at Wistow Hall, q.v.). Carved wooden reredos with urn-topped
pilasters and pediment is painted with Commandments, Lord's Prayer and Creed.
C18 stone vase font. Fine series of wall monuments including those to Sir
Richard Halford (d.1658, with alabaster effigy), Sir William Halford (d.1695),
Sir William Halford (d.1768), Sir Charles Halford (d.1780) and 3 by Richard
Westmacott, Jnr., to Sir Henry Halford (d.1844), his wife Elizabeth (d.1833)
and Sir John Vaughan (d.1839). Rainwater heads inscribed 'HH 1815'. Pevsner
and V.C.H., Vol.V

Listing NGR: SP6437095980

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Source: English Heritage

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