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Latitude: 52.5869 / 52°35'12"N
Longitude: -0.9583 / 0°57'29"W
OS Eastings: 470672
OS Northings: 299301
OS Grid: SP706993
Mapcode National: GBR BQX.Y95
Mapcode Global: WHFKY.77XM
Entry Name: Church of St Michael and All Angels
Listing Date: 29 December 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1180301
English Heritage Legacy ID: 191074
Location: Illston on the Hill, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE7
Civil Parish: Illston on the Hill
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Gaulby Group
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
ILLSTON ON THE HILL
MAIN STREET (North Side)
29.12.66 Church of St. Michael and
Church. C13-C15, but heavily restored 1867. Restoration by Goddard of
Leicester. Coursed rubble stone with quoins and Swithland slate roofs to
chancel and S. porch, otherwise parapetted with ashlar. Stone coped
shouldered gables with kneelers and finials. W. tower, nave, S. aisle,
chancel and S. porch. Tower of 3 stages with moulded plinth, diagonal
buttresses with set-offs, W. window, small round S. window and clockface on
2nd stage. 4 bell openings formed by a pair of many-moulded lancets, cornice
with carved heads at intervals and battlements. Triple chamfered nave arch,
the inner 2 continuing to ground. Blocked N. doorway. 2 N. windows with
transoms and Perp. tracery. Steps in wall to former roof loft. 3 bay S.
arcade with double chamfered arches on octagonal piers and responds. Perp.
clerestory with 3 2-light windows either side. C19 3 bay low-pitch tie-beam
roof with curved braces and wall pieces on carved stone corbels. Double
chamfered chancel arch, the inner on polygonal responds. Chancel has C19 3
bay roof with curved braces on stone corbels to collars. Chancel windows have
shafts at sides. Low 2-light N. window.4-light E. window with stained glass
by Clayton and Bell. 3 2-light S. windows, 2 with stained glass by Kempe,
1901 and by Mayer and Co, Munich. S. aisle has S.E. 3-light window with Perp.
tracery, and 3 2-lights with Curvilinear tracery incorporating a dagger.
Many-moulded S. doorway. S. porch of 1867 with many-moulded archway.
Probably C12 round font on triangular base. C17 alabaster wall monument.
Royal Arms painted on canvas and dated 1777. V.C.H., Vol. V, and Pevsner.
Listing NGR: SP7067299301
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