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Church of St Giles

A Grade II* Listed Building in Medbourne, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5296 / 52°31'46"N

Longitude: -0.8227 / 0°49'21"W

OS Eastings: 479964

OS Northings: 293067

OS Grid: SP799930

Mapcode National: GBR CT6.GT7

Mapcode Global: VHDQN.PPG5

Entry Name: Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1294816

English Heritage Legacy ID: 190987

Location: Medbourne, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

Civil Parish: Medbourne

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Six Saints circa Holt

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

MEDBOURNE

SP 7993 MAIN STREET (West Side)

8/84 Church of St. Giles
7/12/66
GV II*

Church. C13-C15 with C17 S porch, chancel of 1876 and restored 188O-1. Chancel
by Edwin Dolby of Abingdon. Ashlar and coursed rubble stone and Collyweston
slate and leaded roofs with stone coped gables and finials. Buttresses with
set-offs. W tower, nave, S aisle, N and S transepts, E aisle to S transept,
chancel, and S porch. Tower of C13 (lower part) and C15 (upper part) and
of 3 stages with setback buttresses, W door, window, SW stair with 1-lights,
S 1-light, 4 2-light bell openings, clock faces to E and S, and battlements.
Triple chamfered arch to nave,the inner on semi-circular responds. N window,
the tracery with mouchettes, and N door. c1300 double chamfered N transept
arch with semi-circular responds. 3 bay restored S arcade with circular piers.
C19 3 bay polygonal wagon type roof. N transept now vestry/meeting room,
probably altered C17, with 3-light stone mullion windows (bases of shafts
remain ). Double chamfered chancel arch, the inner on polygonal responds.
Chancel has 3 N windows, 2 S windows, sedilia and 2 niches, and E window with
Geometric tracery filled with stained glass of 1875. C19 roof similar to
nave. Many moulded arch to S transept aisle with keeled responds. S transept
of late C13 has 3 bay arcade with chamfered and moulded arches on octagonal
piers and above the responds 2 carved figures to N and figure to S. Niche,
piscina and triple sedilia. S transept has C19 roof similar to nave, and
the transept E aisle a mostly restored C15 roof. Large transept window with
restored Curvilinear tracery and N window with C20 stained glass. In S aisle
2 restored Perp windows. Early C14 S doorway with ballflower decoration.
C17 S porch with rounded arch and pair of wooden gates. C13 round font with
4 shafts at corners. C19 base and probably C17 octagonal bell-shape wooden
cover. In S transept a tomb recess with wide cusped trefoil arch and upper
2/3 of effigy of priest. Fine marble wall monument to Edward Conyers, died
1701. Painted Royal Arms of 1778. V.C.H. Vol V, and Pevsner.


Listing NGR: SP7996493067

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