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Church of St Mary in the Elms

A Grade II* Listed Building in Woodhouse, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7313 / 52°43'52"N

Longitude: -1.204 / 1°12'14"W

OS Eastings: 453850

OS Northings: 315150

OS Grid: SK538151

Mapcode National: GBR 8L6.NG4

Mapcode Global: WHDHX.GLXY

Entry Name: Church of St Mary in the Elms

Listing Date: 1 June 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074611

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189216

Location: Woodhouse, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Civil Parish: Woodhouse

Built-Up Area: Woodhouse

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Woodhouse St Mary-in-the-Elms

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

WOODHOUSE FOREST ROAD (East Side)
SK 51 NW
1/160
Church of St. Mary
in the Elms
1.6.66

GV II*

Church of C15, C17 and C19. Granite and slate rubble stone and dressed
stone and Swithland slate roofs with stone coped gables and cross finials.
Moulding band beneath nave window sills. W. tower; nave and chancel
under one roof; N. aisle and S. porch and S.W. vestry. Tower of 3 stages,
lower part of c1450 with upper part and tall pyramid roof of 1844 and
later C19. W. arch to nave. W. lancet with C19 stained glass. Flat
topped 1-light window on 2nd stage S. wall. Small 2 storey N.W. extension.
3 2-light flat topped bell openings and rubble stone stack with ashlar flue
on E. side above nave roof. Gilded weathercock on roof. Nave walls
partly of C15 with buttresses and on S. side 7 C17 2-light windows with
cambered lintels. Mainly C19 stained glass (one window 1845 by Warrington),
but fragments of heraldic glass of 1450. N. aisle of 1878 with 2 bay arcade:
double chamfered arches onto circular pier. 4 windows, three with stained
glass of 1943, 1928 and 1892. Further C17 2-light on N. wall of chancel
with further fragments of 1450 stained glass. 5-light Perp E. window renewed
1858 with stained glass by Hedgeland. Hood mould and label stops outside.
C19 triple purlin roof with collars and struts covers nave and chancel. C19
S. porch and C19 SW vestry possibly C17 in part. Blocked S. door to chancel.
Pulpit of 1615 with tall back panel; C18 and C19 wall monuments; possibly
medieval font; linenfold panelling in chancel brought in, partly C16/C17.
In N. aisle organ screen are 4 fragments of C16 wood carving, one dated 1597.


Listing NGR: SK5385015150

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