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Church of St Luke, Laughton

Description: Church of St Luke

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 191357

OS Grid Reference: SP6590589157
OS Grid Coordinates: 465905, 289157
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4963, -1.0307

Location: Main Street, Laughton, Leicestershire LE17 6QE

Locality: Laughton
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE17 6QE

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Listing Text


4/30 Church of St Luke

Parish church. C13, C18, restored 1879-80 by Charles Kirk of Sleaford. Nave with
west bellcote, chancel, vestry. Cobblestone and ironstone rubble with ashlared
quoins. Graded Swithland slate roofs. Coped gables with kneelers. Moulded iron-
stone cornice. West wall has central buttress with set-off band with C13
chamfered lancet below. To south, a diagonal buttress and to north an angle
buttress, both with set-offs. Above, surmounting to gable, a stone bellcote with
coped gable with kneelers and chamfered arched opening with engaged shafts with
capitals and bases. Heavily restored 1879-82. North wall has 3 pairs of C19
chamfered lancets with hoodmoulds, separated by 2 buttresses. Blocked C13
arcades are visible and to east there is a blocked C13 pointed arch piscina.
South wall has central doorway with moulded pointed arch, hoodmould with head-
stops, and engaged shafts with capitals and bases. Double plank doors. To west
and east, single buttresses with set-offs each followed by a single pair of C19
chamfered lancets. Buttress at south east corner. Blocked C13 arcades visible.
Cross finial on east gable. Chancel is C19, in C13 style. Ironstone plinth with
chamfered ashlar set-offs. South wall has central priest's doorway with
shouldered semi-circular arch with hoodmould and stylised stops, and plank door.
To east and west, single pairs of chamfered lancets with hoodmoulds and foliate
stops. 3-light pointed arch east window, with geometrical tracery and hoodmould
with stops. Cross finial on gable. North vestry has diagonal buttresses and
2-light chamfered arch east window. Interior: rendered walls. West lancet in
large, round-headed splayed reveal. Pairs of C19 lancets in north and south walls
of nave have interior shafts. Pointed, double-chamfered chancel arch with hood-
mould with stops, and responds with capitals and bases. North wall of chancel has
4-centred chamfered arch with floral corbels, leading to vestry, and a trefoil
head piscina. South wall, window has interior shafts. Sedilia with shafts with
annulets, piscina on floral corbel. East window has C13 triple moulded jambs,
houldmould with headstops and plain cill. C19 roofs. C13 octagonal bowl and stem
font, with roll-moulded sides and moulded C13 capital inverted as a base. Late
C18 altar table and altar rails. Late C19 pews. C18 chest. Early C20 lectern
and organ. Monuments: various late C18 and C19 tablets including a late C18
marble memorial to Shuttleworth family, on north wall of chancel, with a pediment
topped by an urn, and a panel at the base with a weeping figure leaning upon an
urn. On south wall of nave a slate tablet with armorial brass inset, to Col
William Cole (d 1698) Lord of the Manor and a Commission Officer in Rayner Armies.
VCH, V, 218-9.

Listing NGR: SP6590589157

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Source: English Heritage

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