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Church of St Luke

A Grade II* Listed Building in Leicester, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.6293 / 52°37'45"N

Longitude: -1.0454 / 1°2'43"W

OS Eastings: 464705

OS Northings: 303931

OS Grid: SK647039

Mapcode National: GBR 9P3.0J5

Mapcode Global: WHFKP.X5BN

Entry Name: Church of St Luke

Listing Date: 29 December 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1294719

English Heritage Legacy ID: 190769

Location: Thurnby and Bushby, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE7

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

Civil Parish: Thurnby and Bushby

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Thurnby St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text


SK 60 SW MAIN STREET (North Side)
29.12.66 Church of St. Luke


Church. C12 - C15, much rebuilt in and new chancel of 1870-3. Rebuilding
by Slater and Carpenter. Granite rubble stone. Coursed squared ironstone
and ashlar limestone tower. Parapetted leaded roofs with stone coped gables
and finials. Buttresses and angle buttresses with set-offs. Central tower,
nave, aisles, chancel and S porch. Tower of 3 stages of C12, late C13 and
mid C14 with 4 circular piers with many scalloped capitals, 2-lights above
to N and S, clock face, 1-lights to E and W, and in upper stage of ashlar,
4 2-light bell openings, diagonal buttresses, frieze with gargoyles, battlements
and crocketted pinnacles. C19 NE stair turret. Nave has W window with Geometric
tracery, 3 bay arcades with double chamfered arches on octagonal piers, 3
2-light clerestory windows either side, probably mid C14, and C19 3 bay low-pitch
tie beam roof. C19 N aisle with N door and 5 windows. Intersected tracery
with daggers. C19 chancel : the sedilia either side with black marble shafts,
2 piscinas, and E window with stained glass of 1913. Boarded wagon roof supported
by carved wooden angels on stone corbels. Tile (probably Minton) floor.
S aisle has 4 windows : Intersected tracery with daggers, and stained glass
of 1929, 1885, 1887 and 1933. Piscina and double sedilia. S doorway, the
arch with double hollow chamfer. C19 S porch, with part of doorway arch decorated
with zig-zag built into it. Tub-shaped font on eight-shafted foot, probably
late C13. Painting of Ascension, probably Venetian c1600, or copy. Thurnby
Parish Church guide, 1974, and Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK6470503931

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