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Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sileby, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.7173 / 52°43'2"N

Longitude: -1.1078 / 1°6'28"W

OS Eastings: 460364

OS Northings: 313664

OS Grid: SK603136

Mapcode National: GBR 9MV.NRB

Mapcode Global: WHDHY.YYNR

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 1 June 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1228032

English Heritage Legacy ID: 402434

Location: Cossington, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE7

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Civil Parish: Cossington

Built-Up Area: Sileby

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Cossington All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text


SK 61 SW MAIN STREET (West Side)
1.6.66 Church of All Saints


Church. C13-C15 and C19. Granite rubble stone with stone dressings and Swithland
slate roof to chancel and S porch, the rest leaded and parapetted roofs. Stone
coped gables. West tower, nave, aisles, chancel and S porch. Tower of C13
of 3 stages with small blocked W door, W lancet with C19 stained glass, N
and S lancets, 4 bell openings with hood moulds, head frieze and battlements.
Triple-chamfered nave arch. C13 4 bay N arcade with double-chamfered arches
on circular piers. Early C14 4 bay S arcade with double sunk quadrant-moulded
arches on quatrefoil piers. Perp clerestory with 4 3-light windows either
side and C19 4 bay low-pitch tie beam roof. N aisle with buttresses with set-offs
and part battlemented parapet. NW window with Y tracery, blocked N door, 2
N windows with C19 stained glass, and NE window with Y tracery and C19 stained
glass. By chancel arch part of spiral stairway to former rood, and a squint
to both aisles. Early C14 chancel. Windows with Reticulated tracery those
to W on both sides originally 'low-side', that to S now with lower section
blocked. E window with Intersected tracery and stained glass c1918 by Strachan.
Fine sedilia with ogee arches and piscina, and on N wall a C14 tomb-recess,
with ogee arch over the alabaster tomb chest of Dr. Matthew Knightley, a former
Rector, of 1556. Incised top and carved sides. Chancel S door. S windows have
C19 stained glass. Cl9 boarded wagon roof. S aisle has buttresses and part
battlemented parapet. SE window has Geometric tracery and stained glass of
1862. 2 S windows with Y tracery and SW window with restored Y tracery. Early
C14 S doorway and C19 S porch. Round font, possibly C13/C14, with C17 restored
cover. Restored Perp screen and pulpit. Choirs stall ends probably of same
date, partly restored. Some benches with linenfold panelling c1500. In N aisle
under E window tomb with recumbent effigy of priest, c1320. In chancel alabaster
wall monument to Rev. William Stavely, a former Rector, of 1652. Further early
C19 wall monuments, a rectangular painting of the Royal Arms of Georgian period
and c1700 painting of the Creed, Commandments and Lord's Prayer with portraits
of Moses and Aaron. Carved frame. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK6036413664

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