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Church Ruins, Knaptoft

Description: Church Ruins

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 191285

OS Grid Reference: SP6273689572
OS Grid Coordinates: 462736, 289572
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5005, -1.0772

Location: Knaptoft, Leicestershire LE17 6PA

Locality: Knaptoft
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE17 6PA

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Listing Text

SP 60 NW

4/64 Church Ruins

11.1.55 II

Remains of Church. Probably largely C13. Cobble and rubble stone construction.
The ruins were consolidated in the earlier C20, and it seems likely that some
re-construction was made at the time, throwing doubt on the authenticity of
the surviving lay-out and location of specific details. However, possibly
the original plan consisted of nave with north tower and chancel: the walls
of this tower survive to a height of c6' and are very thick. There is an outer
doorway with continuous moulding and the capitals of missing shafts survive.
This opens onto a passage terminating with cylindrical clustered shafts.
The length of wall running west of this incorporates 2 stumps of shafts, and
2 deeply moulded arches: these fragments may be re-sited however, since both
features would appear to relate to doorways. There is also a stub of walling
running north, further west than the tower. No west or east walls survive,
and the south wall while it exists has been extensively consolidated. The
church was reputedly destroyed by Cromwellian soldiers in the wake of the
Battle of Naseby.

Listing NGR: SP6273689572

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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