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Latitude: 52.5005 / 52°30'1"N
Longitude: -1.0772 / 1°4'38"W
OS Eastings: 462736
OS Northings: 289572
OS Grid: SP627895
Mapcode National: GBR 9QL.BGD
Mapcode Global: VHCT8.8FV0
Entry Name: Church Ruins
Listing Date: 11 January 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1061481
English Heritage Legacy ID: 191285
Location: Knaptoft, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE17
Civil Parish: Knaptoft
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Mowsley
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
SP 60 NW
4/64 Church Ruins
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
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