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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Melton, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7636 / 52°45'49"N

Longitude: -0.8858 / 0°53'9"W

OS Eastings: 475276

OS Northings: 319030

OS Grid: SK752190

Mapcode National: GBR BNW.QV1

Mapcode Global: WHFK0.CSDP

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 24 October 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235286

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425927

Location: Melton, Leicestershire, LE13

County: Leicestershire

District: Melton

Town: Melton

District Council Ward: Melton Warwick

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Melton Mowbray Team

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

SK 7519 SW MELTON MOWBRAY BURTON STREET
(West Side)
890/1/20 Parish Church of St Mary

24-OCT-1950

GV I


Large and impressive church with tall central tower, nave, aisles, chancel and aisled transepts. Some Norman and earlier C13 work but most of church of late C13 to mid C14 date. C15 Perpendicular additions dominant in external views of church. North vestry C16. Church restored by Scott during 1850's. Once a cell of Lewes Priory and they built the chancel. Fine Perpendicular clerestory carried over nave and chancel. Perpendicular upper stages of tower rest on Norman work. Good west porch of C14 date. North and south entrances in addition to this. Church contains mediaeval tomb of Lord Mowbray. Other monuments of C14, C15, C16 and C18 date. Tablet to John Ferneley Artist. (see Elgin Lodge.)

All the listed buildings in Burton Street form a group of which Nos 24 to 36 (even) are of local interest. The Parish Church of St Mary forms a part of groups on Burton Street, Church Street and Church Terrace, and is also the most prominent feature in near and distant views of the town.

Listing NGR: SK7527619030

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