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Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sheepy, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6087 / 52°36'31"N

Longitude: -1.5198 / 1°31'11"W

OS Eastings: 432612

OS Northings: 301321

OS Grid: SK326013

Mapcode National: GBR 6JP.DKT

Mapcode Global: WHCH6.MPGG

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 11 June 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177853

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188084

Location: Sheepy, Hinckley and Bosworth, Leicestershire, CV9

County: Leicestershire

District: Hinckley and Bosworth

Civil Parish: Sheepy

Built-Up Area: Sheepy Magna

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Sheepy with Ratcliffe Culey Sibson, Orton-on-the-Hill and Twycross

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

SHEEPY
SK30 SW MAIN STREET, SHEEPY MAGNA
(West side)
3/88
Church of All Saints
11.6.66

GV II*


Parish Church. C15 Tower and Chancel, nave of 1789, but with windows and
north aisle mid Victorian. Ashlar, Welsh slate roofs. West tower, nave
with north aisle and chancel. The west tower is of 3 stages with angle
buttresses capped by gargoyles and an enbattled parapet. Giant arch to west
filled in with paired lancets and wide 4 light Perpendicular style windows
above, all Victorian, while at the foot is a low tomb recess containing a worn
flatly carved effigy, probably of C14. Squared original window in the second
stage and tall slender paired lights to bell chamber above. Plain chamfered
north doorway in gabled porch, 2 light windows with quatrefoils to buttressed
aisle. Small chancel with 3 light east window and small priest's door to
south. Tall south nave wall and series of 4 mid-Victorian windows, paired
lights with lean flowing tracery forming quatrefoils. Inside, north arcade
of 4 bays, cylindrical shafts supporting double chamfered arches, in a
stripped down interpretation of the Decorated style. Tower arch springs
high, with screen and gallery in mid Victorian spikey woodwork. Wide roof
with king post trusses to nave. Wide chancel arch springing from corbels.
Fittings all mid-Victorian, including the reredos behind the altar, a stone
relief of the Last Supper. Font may however be medieval; octagonal, each
facet has a blank shield in high relief. Stained glass; the south nave
windows form a linked series; the eastern pair of the work of Burne Jones for
Morris arid Company, 1879. To the east Moses-and David with smaller scenes
below depicting the birth of Christ and the Adoration of the Magi, then Peter
and Paul above the Miracle of the Fishes. Both windows have a backcloth of
lavish foliage and fruit, oaks and roses etc. with stylised landscapes behind
the narrative scenes, and angels in the quatrefoils. The 2 western windows
are of 1897 and are by Kempe; he used a similar idiom, of principal figures
above a narrative, here Daniel and Stephen with the raising of Lazarus, and
Isiah and John over the Baptism. Kempe's backgrounds are more abstract,
though the little landscapes are fuller.


Listing NGR: SK3261201321

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