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Description: Church of St Giles
Date Listed: 11 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 307994
OS Grid Reference: SP3597072583
OS Grid Coordinates: 435970, 272583
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3501, -1.4733
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BUBBENHALL Church Road
7/126 Church of St Giles
Parish church. Circa late C13 chancel and nave, C14 tower with late C14 top
stage. Late C19 south porch and vestry. The C13 parts of the church are built
of red sandstone in roughly coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. The later
work is in a lighter coloured sandstone ashlar. Steeply pitched plain tile
roofs with gabled ends. East gable wall of chancel rebuilt in C19 with twin
buttresses and a three-light pointed window with tracery and hood mould. On
south wall there are three and north wall there are two late C13 single light
windows with pointed arches of two splayed orders. South wall of nave has
two single light windows with pointed arches of two splayed orders and towards
east another with two orders of wave mouldings and a hood mould. C13 south
door with richly moulded pointed arch and label mouldings. Outside this door
is a C19 brick porch with tiled gabled roof, the roof timbers are re-used from
elsewhere and have the date 1616 incised. South wall of nave is buttressed
at each end. On north side of the nave there are two single light windows
with pointed arches of two splayed orders, and an early C14 doorway with pointed
arch and wave mouldings. Above this door is a modern triangular window
enclosing a cusped circle. At east end overlapping the chancel, is the vestry
which is gabled with a single light window in north gable wall. Tower rises
in four stages unmarked by stringcourses but with a splayed offset for the
later top stage. There are twin buttresses at NE and SW angles and on west
side a battered brick base has been built. There are single lights with pointed
arches of two splayed orders to second and third stages, except on north side
which has one to third stage only. On south side is a similar window to lower
stage. Plain parapet with crocheted pinnacles. On each face of top stage
there is a tracery window of two-trefoil lights of two splayed orders with
4-centred arches and hood mouldings. Interior: Chancel and nave have C19 hammer
beam roofs resting on corbels. Chancel arch is tall and narrow with a pointed
arch of two hollow splays supported on corbels and to either side are similar
arches but lower, which appear to be C19. Pointed tower arch of two orders.
C12 font with tapered circular basin supported by a central shaft and eight
detached columns with moulded capitals and bases.
Listing NGR: SP3597072583
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Source: English Heritage
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