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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sileby, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.7309 / 52°43'51"N

Longitude: -1.1122 / 1°6'43"W

OS Eastings: 460051

OS Northings: 315174

OS Grid: SK600151

Mapcode National: GBR 9MN.TXD

Mapcode Global: WHDHY.WML9

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 1 June 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1230687

English Heritage Legacy ID: 405692

Location: Sileby, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Civil Parish: Sileby

Built-Up Area: Sileby

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Sileby St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text


SK 61 NW HIGH STREET (West Side)
1.6.66 Church of St. Mary


Church. C13-C15, restored C19. Ashlar and granite rubble stone with parapetted
roofs. Plinth, stone dressings and stepped buttresses mostly with gargoyles.
Tracery mostly restored. W tower, nave, aisles, chancel, chancel chapels and
S porch. Tower of 3 stages, ashlar to W, of C14/C15 with clasping buttresses
and SW stair. Many moulded W doorway with fleurons in arch and renewed blank
quatrefoils in spandrels over, 3-light W window with Perp tracery, 2-light
flat-topped window over, 4 paired 2-light bell openings with battlemented transoms,
quatrefoiled lozenge frieze, battlements, gargoyles and shafted and crocketted
pinnacles. Clock face to E (in centre of bell opening) and to N. Inside are
arches to aisles and tall nave arch, all double chamfered on semi-circular responds.
Late C13 N arcade of 3 bays (E wider) with many moulded arches on quatrefoil
piers. Hood mould. Nail head and dog tooth decoration. c1300 3 bay S arcade
with double chamfered arches on circular piers. Perp clerestory with 4 3-light
windows either side. Restored 4 bay low-pitch crancked tie-beam roof, wall posts
and curved braces from stone carved head corbels with wooden figures over.
Carved bosses. N aisle has N doorway, W window with Intersected tracery, 3
N windows with Curvilinear and Reticulated tracery and double chamfered arch
on octagonal responds into N chancel chapel, now organ chamber. Here N window
with Perp tracery and NE window with Curvilinear tracery. Double chamfered
chancel arch with hood mould and grotesque animal stops. Similar arches to
chancel chapels, curving and semicircular responds. On N wall of chancel tomb
recess with nail head decoration, small N door, archway to former rood, N window
and 2 S windows with Curvilinear tracery. Similar E window with C19 mosaic
reredos below. Tiled floor, probably Minton. C19 3 bay low pitch roof. Outside,
the chancel has crocketted pinnacles and finial on E end gable. S chancel chapel
has SE window with Curvilinear tracery and 2 S windows with Reticulated tracery
and piscina with ogee arch. In S aisle 4 windows with Curvilinear tracery.
Many-moulded S doorway arch with double shafts each side. 2 storey S porch
with battlemented parapet and many-moulded arch to doorway with circular responds.
Window over and to either side of porch. C12/C13 font, wall monument in coloured
marble to Katherine Aynesworth, 1807, by Shenton, Hull and Pollard of Leicester,
wall monument of 1886 to former Vicar, Georgian Royal Arms, painted on canvas,
over chancel arch, and brass lectern, a memorial of 1929, and resited lead
inscription tablet of 1727. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK6005115174

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