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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stoughton, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.613 / 52°36'46"N

Longitude: -1.0553 / 1°3'19"W

OS Eastings: 464063

OS Northings: 302112

OS Grid: SK640021

Mapcode National: GBR 9P8.40Y

Mapcode Global: WHFKP.RLP4

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 29 December 1966

Last Amended: 18 February 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1360631

English Heritage Legacy ID: 190752

Location: Stoughton, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE2

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

Civil Parish: Stoughton

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

For those items listed under STOUGHTON. MAIN STREET.

The street name shall be amended to read: GAULBY LANE

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


Church. C14 tower, rest mostly of 1862. Latter by Dain and Smith. Ashlar,
with Welsh slate and parapetted roofs. W tower, nave, aisles, chancel and
S porch. Tower of 3 stages with 2-light W window, NW stair, 1-light, 4 bell
openings, pointed trefoiled frieze, battlements with pinnacles, and crocketted
spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes. Triple chamfered arch to nave on polygonal
responds. 4 bay N arcade with 2 rounded and 2 pointed arches. Double chamfered
arches on octagonal piers. 4 bay S arcade with double chamfered arches on
octagonal piers. Clerestory with 4 3-light Perp. type windows either side.
C19 4 bay low-pitch tie beam roof. Wide N aisle has 5 large windows, the
Intersected tracery with cusping and cinquefoiled circles at apex. Possibly
to the original design. N door. Many moulded chancel arch. Chancel has
E window and 3 windows either side all with Curvilinear type tracery. C19
3 bay roof with curved braces to curved collars. Tiled foor, probably Minton.
S aisle has E window with Curvilinear type tracery, 3 S windows with Reticulated,
and the W window Intersected with daggers. Many moulded S doorway. Fine
series of monuments in N aisle. Alabaster double table tomb to Thomas Farnham,
died 1562, and wife. Recumbent effigies and 4 children holdings shields on
sides. Wall monument to Sir Thomas Beaumont, 1631; and Sir George Beaumont,
of 1737, signed by Scheemakers. Obelisk with shields between 2 urns. Slab
to Roger Crosley, former Vicar, of 1633. Further C18 and C19 wall monuments.
Painted wooden Georgian Royal Arms carved in high relief. Chamber organ,
c1830, in carved mahogany case. C19 octagonal font. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK6406302112

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