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Church of St Andrew, North Kilworth

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 191441

OS Grid Reference: SP6160483192
OS Grid Coordinates: 461604, 283192
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4432, -1.0951

Locality: North Kilworth
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE17 6HD

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Listing Text

(south side)

5/29 Church of St Andrew
- II*

Parish church. C13, early C14, mid C19 additions, restored 1864-
5 by Joseph Clarke. Rubblestone with limestone ashlar dressings.
Lead and slate roofs. West tower with recessed spire, nave,
north aisle, south aisle, north porch, chancel with organ
chamber. Plinth. Buttresses with set-offs. 3-stage tower,
lower stage early C14, with plinth, angle buttresses, embattled
parapet and 3 string courses. West elevation: chamfered, pointed
arch 2-light window with hoodmould with headstops. Above, in 2nd
stage, a C20 clock face and above in 3rd stage a chamfered, four-
centred arch 2-light louvred bell-opening with transom and
hoodmould. North elevation has similar clock face and bell-
opening, south elevation has tall, thin lancet in 2nd stage, and
bell-opening above. East elevation has similar bell-opening.
Octagonal spire, rebuilt in 1862, has stone banding, and 2-light
lucarne with a single light lucarne above, both with pointed
hoods, on 4 sides. Weathercock. Nave has lead roof, coped
parapets and gable. Clerestory has 3 quatrefoil lights in square
frames on north and south sides, the north side is C14, south
side C19. C19 south aisle of Charnwood granite, has lead, tall
plinth, plain cornice and continuous band. West wall has
chamfered, pointed arch 2-light window with hoodmould and stops.
Polygonal chimney on north-west corner. North wall has 3,
chamfered, pointed arch windows with hoodmoulds and stops. East
wall has similar window, with headstops. C14 north aisle has
lead roof, plain cornice and continuous string course. West wall
has chamfered, pointed arch single-light window. North wall,
from west to east: C19 north porch, lead roof, coped gable with
kneelers and cross finial. Heavily moulded, pointed arch
doorway with double gates. East and west walls each have a strip
of 5 trefoiled lights in a chamfered rectangular frame. Stone
benches inside. Double-chamfered, pointed arch south doorway
with double plank doors. To east, 2, moulded, pointed arch 2-
light windows with reticulated tracery and hoodmoulds with
headstops. East wall has moulded, pointed arch, 3-light windows
with intersecting tracery and hoodmould. C13 chancel has graded
slate roof and coped east gable with kneelers and cross finial.
North wall has tall plinth, and from west to east: a chamfered,
pointed arch, 2-light window with plate tracery and hoodmould,
then a C19, heavily moulded, pointed arch priest's doorway, with
shafts with capitals and bases, hoodmould with stops, and plank
door. Then another, similar, 2-light window, followed by a
buttress. South wall has string course, and from west to east;
a chamfered, pointed arch, 2-light window with transom and plate
tracery, then C19 organ chamber with coped gable, followed by a
similar window to those of north wall, then a buttress. East
wall has low plinth, sill band, and 1856, chamfered, pointed arch
3-light window with headmould and stops, flanked by 2 buttresses.
INTERIOR:C14 triple-chamfered, pointed tower arch, with keel-
moulded responds with capitals and basis. 3-bay nave arches, C14
north arcade has double-chamfered, pointed arches with continuous
hoodmould, and polygonal piers and responds. C19 south arcade
has moulded, pointed arches with continuous hoodmould and
compound piers and responds with annulets, foliage capitals and
bases. Plain, segmental arch doorway to former rood loft on
north wall near chancel arch. North aisle has chamfered,
trefoiled piscina in south east corner. Double-chamfered,
pointed chancel arch with polygonal responds with capitals and
bases. Chancel has south-west window with detached nook-shafts,
with annulets and sill lowered to form seat. Then a mid C20
organ followed by a south-east window with nook-shafts and a
moulded, pointed arch, piscina in south-east corner. North-west
window and north-east window similarly treated, with nook-shafts.
Double-moulded, four-centred arch, north doorway with shafts with
capitals and bases. C19 east wall has tall, plain niche to
north, and east window with polished marble shafts with capitals
and bases and hoodmould with carved stops. C19 reredos, altar
table, altar rails, chairs, pews, stalls, lectern, font with
square bowl on 5 short marble shafts with foliage capitals and
bases, C16 polygonal wineglass pulpit with traceried panels and
stem with moulded capital and base.
MONUMENTS: north aisle: C20 stone wall memorial on north wall.
C20 stone wall tablet carved with names of rectors of North
Kilworth, near north doorway. South aisle: marble wall memorial
to Lieut. Hyde Parker Dobson (d1836); marble memorial to Admiral
Dobson (d1847) with shrouded cannons in relief; 2, early C20
brass memorial plaques: WWI memorial, all on south wall.
Chancel: marble wall memorial to Mrs Jane Belgrave (d1800) with
urn and shroud in relief, on south wall. 4, C20, brass memorial
plaques to Belgrave family on north wall. Late C19 brass plaque
to another Belgrave below north-west window. Marble wall
memorial to Elizabeth Pochin (d1831) also on north wall. C19
roofs. Minton tiles in sanctuary. Red tiled floors. C19
stained glass, west window 1869, and south east window in south
aisle 1878, both by Hardman. East window 1856, by Holland of

(Buildings of England: Leicestershire: p. 335)

Listing NGR: SP6160483192

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