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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.5025 / 52°30'9"N

Longitude: -1.1164 / 1°6'59"W

OS Eastings: 460075

OS Northings: 289769

OS Grid: SP600897

Mapcode National: GBR 9QK.0L1

Mapcode Global: VHCT7.LCND

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 11 January 1955

Last Amended: 18 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061506

English Heritage Legacy ID: 191240

Location: Bruntingthorpe, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE17

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

Civil Parish: Bruntingthorpe

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Bruntingthorpe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text


Church of St Mary (previously listed
4/18 as "St Mary's Church")

Parish Church. Only the base of the tower survives from a medieval building.
The rest is of 1873 by W. Smith of London, in an Early English style. Mostly
coursed and squared small blocks of limestone rubble, with limestone dressings
and plain tiled roofs with ridge cresting, but the tower is of random granite
rubble. West tower, nave with north aisle and chancel. 2 stage buttressed tower
with saddleback roof and foiled lancet windows. Tall south wall with windows
of 1, 2 and 3-lights and an almost round headed doorway with chamfered jambs.
Steep roof to nave with cross finial on eastern coped gable. Chancel roof
also steeply pitched and with coped eastern gable. 3-light east window in
early Decorated style and 2-light Decorated windows to south, with priests
door. Gabled vestry projects to north and buttressed north aisle has chamfered
archway to doorway and foiled and paired lancet windows. Plinth and ashlar sill
band throughout. Dark interior, with double chamfered tower arch and nave arcade
of 3 bays both with semi-octagonal responds and piers, and made from banded ashlar.
The outer chamfer of the arcade terminates in a simple stop on each pier. Steep
and lavishly timbered roof with common rafters and collar purlins, some main
trusses. Semi-octagonal responds to chancel arch, the foliate capitals and
outer hood mould with corbel heads. Panelled wagon roofed chancel. C12 or C13
font, a circular basin with 2 moulded horizontal ribs, on modern base. Stained
glass; western aisle window of 1873, and the Annunciation in paired aisle lancet,
of 1891. Chancel and south windows have glass forming a series of 1915-19.
Other fittings all contemporary with the restoration, including a wood screen to
vestry with fretted tracery decoration.

Listing NGR: SP6007589769

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