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Congregational Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Narborough, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5724 / 52°34'20"N

Longitude: -1.2046 / 1°12'16"W

OS Eastings: 454003

OS Northings: 297469

OS Grid: SP540974

Mapcode National: GBR 8N4.N8D

Mapcode Global: WHDJP.GLMT

Entry Name: Congregational Church

Listing Date: 23 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307474

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188984

Location: Narborough, Blaby, Leicestershire, LE19

County: Leicestershire

District: Blaby

Civil Parish: Narborough

Built-Up Area: Narborough/Enderby

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Narborough All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

NARBOROUGH SCHOOL LANE
SP 59 NW
7/62 Congregational Church
GV II

Congregational church. Dated 1770 on bricks, extended cruciform plan 1792,
refenestrated 1880, refronted 1882, vestry rebuilt 1900. Pale red brick, the
front of larger bricks; break eaves, part moulded, part off-set; slate roof-
Cruciform plan with vestry in east angle. 1882 front has off-set buttresses,
coped gable with moulded-verge, and octagonal stone finials. To either side, at
ground floor and gallery levels, are pairs of arched lights in chamfered stone
surrounds. To centre of gable is a round window with beam moulding and
chamfered hoodmould. Central porch with coped gable, finial, moulded arch over
double doors. Each side of church has gabled projection with marginally glazed
windows of 1880. At ground floor level are 2 paired lights with arched glazing
bars and cambered heads; above is a large arched window with 'Y' tracery flanked
by slightly shorter single arched lights. Rear wing has similar windows but has
been altered. Interior has gallery around 3 sides, pews of 1889, other late C19
fittings, and 1930s organ and choir stalls. Commemorative tablets to William
Hudson 1811, on entrance wall, and to Rev William Bedford 1863 and wife 1859.
Church was founded 1662, and a small square chapel built 1706. Traces of this
early building may be incorporated in present structure but are not obvious.
(Leicestershire and Rutland Congregational Union, The Story of Our Churches
1662- 1962, p.38-39.
Newsletters of Narborough Congregational Church Nos 52-61).


Listing NGR: SP5400397469

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