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Description: Church of St Giles
Date Listed: 16 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 242660
OS Grid Reference: SK8028159107
OS Grid Coordinates: 480281, 359107
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1231, -0.8018
There is also a scheduled monument, Standing Cross 140m North of the Old Hall, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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SK 85 NW HOLME LANGFORD LANE
1/25 Church of St. Giles
Parish Church. C12, C13, C15, C16, C18, restored 1932. In the main late
C15 built for John Barton. Coursed rubble, ashlar, brick with rendering
in parts. A string course extends under the windows of the south aisle
and chapel. Pantile roofs, having coped gables and kneelers at the east
end. Tower with spire, nave, south aisle with porch and south chapel,
chancel. The C13 tower of 2 stages has an arched 4-light panel tracery
window with hoodmould and label stops. The bell chamber has 4, 2-light
openings with hoodmoulds and label stops. Those to the east and south
are traceried with quatrefoil above, the west has tracery only and the
northern one has neither hoodmould nor label stops. The broached spire
has 4 carved heads, one at each point of the broach, with 4 lucarnes. The
tower has 2 C15 diagonal buttresses with a shield carved onto the northern
most one. The north has some C12 remains to the lower part of the wall,
with remnants of a string course under the chancel windows. It is buttresed
with ashlar and with C18 brick. There is a C13 doorway with double door
under a pointed arch resting on lozenge decorated capitals. The chancel
has 2, 4-light arched windows with panel tracery and hoodmoulds. At the
east end the chancel, with C18 gable, has an arched 5-light reticulated and
panel tracery window with cusping, hoodmould and label stops. The chapel,
with C18 brick gable, has an arched 4-light panel tracery window with cusping,
hoodmould and label stops. Between chancel and chapel is a carved head.
The east wall is buttressed, the chapel has a single diagonal buttress to
the south. The south side of the chapel has 2 arched 4-light panel tracery
windows with cusping and hoodmoulds. Between chapel and aisle is a doorway
with blind traceried door and hoodmould over. There are 2 carvings to the
south aisle and a single one to the east end of the chapel, with 2 gargoyles
to the south aisle. The whole of the south wall is buttressed. The 2
storey south porch with shaped gable and diagonal buttresses, each surmounted
by a single gargoyle, has a central doorway with arch over supported by a
pair of moulded capitals, above is a hoodmould surmounted by 7 mid C16 carved
shields, a string course, a central 2-light arched window with hoodmould
and label stops and an arch. In the re-entrant angle between the diagonal
buttress at the west end of the south aisle and the porch is a semicircular
turret containing a staircase. The west wall of the south aisle has an
arched 4-light panel tracery window with cusping, hoodmould and label stops.
The porch interior has a stoup deocrated with a shield, rose and head.
The doorway has a depressed arch over. Interior. The nave and south
aisle are separated by an arcade of 3 bays, the compound piers comprise 4
shafts and 4 hollows with capitals, the outer piers having castellated abaci.
The chancel and south chapel are separated by 2 similar bays, however the
capitals are decorated with leaves and roses. The tower screen (made out of
pew panels from Attenborough) with 2 C16 urns stands below a chamfered arch
supported by castellated abaci. South chapel and south aisle are separated
by an arch supported by 2 carved heads. The north nave wall has an arched
doorway, there is a doorway at the east end of the aisle and an arched doorway
at its west end giving access to stairs leading to the chamber over the porch.
The C15 pews to both nave and aisle have poppyheads. The pulpit incorporates
Jacobean panels from Dean Hole's pulpit at Caunton. Chancel and nave are
separated by a restored C15 decorated and coloured roodscreen surmounted by
3 C20 figures. The chancel has C15 pews with restored c17 balustraded
altar rails. On either side of the altar is a bracket for an image and a
c.1500 wrought iron candlestick. High up on the north and south walls are
6 recently painted corbels, 3 to either side. These supported former timber
beams. The east window contains much medieval glass. Between chancel and
chapel is the fine, elaborate and well preserved Barton monument. This
is in 2 tiers, the upper tier with carved effigies of John and his wife
Isabella is supported by depressed arches, below and lying within the
arches is a cadaver, Around the base are 6 restored coloured shields
with restored coloured decorations to edges and sides and castellated
bratishing. The south or Lady chapel has a stone altar with 5 incised
crosses standing on C20 supports. Either side of the altar is a decorated
stone niche containing in the left side a damaged stone figure and in the
right a stone crocketed pinnacle. There is a piscina in the south wall
with a rose concealing the drainage hole and a crocketed ogee arch over,
on the floor under is a C18 grave slab. The south wall also has a
recently coloured carved winged angel supporting a C20 figure with a
crocketed canopy over. The stalls have elaborate poppyheads. The screen
separating chancel and chapel and the parclose screen are C15 but restored.
High up on the walls are 4 corbels, 3 to the south and one to the north
east, these have been recently repainted. The east window has some C15
coloured glass. The pew at the east end of the aisle has no poppyhead,
but has blind tracery carved to its end. There is an octagonal font with
Listing NGR: SK8028159107
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