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Church of St Lawrence

A Grade II* Listed Building in Measham, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7066 / 52°42'23"N

Longitude: -1.5052 / 1°30'18"W

OS Eastings: 433528

OS Northings: 312218

OS Grid: SK335122

Mapcode National: GBR 6HJ.B88

Mapcode Global: WHCGT.V7FD

Entry Name: Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 24 November 1965

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1295291

English Heritage Legacy ID: 187931

Location: Measham, North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, DE12

County: Leicestershire

District: North West Leicestershire

Civil Parish: Measham

Built-Up Area: Measham

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Measham St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

MEASHAM HIGH STREET
SK 31 SW
4/41 (South Side)
Church of St. Lawrence
24.11.65
GV II*
Church of early C14 and earlier C18. Ashlar and some coursed rubble.
W tower of shortly after 1733, nave and aisles (no structural chancel)
of early C14 and Perp S.porch. Tower in classical style of 3 stages with
moulded bands, angle pilasters, 4 round arched bell openings, battlements
and pinnacles. W door dated 1679 with round arched surround having impost
blocks and keystone. Tower S wall has contemporary window with Y tracery.
Nave and aisles have moulded plinth, buttresses and diagonal buttresses with
set-offs and some battlemented finials, battlements and slate roofs. N aisle
W end has renewed small round cusped window over blocked door. N windows
have Intersected tracery, and attached to N wall an open arch probably for
gateway. NE window Reticulated tracery. SW window C19 Curvilinear tracery;
S windows Geometrical with 1 C19 Curvilinear; SE, Reticulated. E window
renewed Curvilinear. S porch with angle buttresses and close round-arched
ribbing to support ceiling and cusped 1-light to left. Nave arcades of 5
bays on quatrefoil piers with double chamfered arches. 6 bay flat-topped
3-light Perp clerestory and C19 low-pitched tie beam roof with wall-pieces
and braces on carved corbels. Complete set of oak box pews and W gallery
c1843 and mid C19 carved organ front. Fragments of medieval glass in a
S window, another with stained glass of 1866 in rich flower scrolls (Abney
memorial) and E window stained glass of 1910. Pevsner.


Listing NGR: SK3352812218

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