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Church of St Martin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Desford, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6269 / 52°37'36"N

Longitude: -1.2943 / 1°17'39"W

OS Eastings: 447862

OS Northings: 303469

OS Grid: SK478034

Mapcode National: GBR 7L3.9L4

Mapcode Global: WHDJG.27XH

Entry Name: Church of St Martin

Listing Date: 7 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361378

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188510

Location: Desford, Hinckley and Bosworth, Leicestershire, LE9

County: Leicestershire

District: Hinckley and Bosworth

Civil Parish: Desford

Built-Up Area: Desford

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Desford St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

DESFORD CHURCH LANE
SK 40 SE
(South side)
6/6 Church of St Martin
7.ll.66
II*

Parish Church. Late C13, C14, restored and extended in 1884 by Stockdale
Harrison. Randomly coursed Mount Sorrel rubble, ashlar dressings, slate
roofs with decorative tile ridges. Western tower and spire, nave, south
aisle, porch, chancel with C19 vestry on north side. 3 stage tower with
diagonal buttresses, chamfered string courses, embattled parapet, set back
crocketed octagonal spire with 2 sets of lucarnes in the principal
directions. In the tower west wall a 2 light C14 window with cusped heads
to the lights in pointed moulded surround and hood mould. To the belfry
stage are similar smaller windows to each direction. The north side of the
nave has lancet windows and a further lancet has been reset in the north
wall of the vestry. The C19 east windows of the chancel and south aisle are
of five lights with intersecting tracery. C19 gabled south porch and
pointed 3 light west window of south aisle with intersecting tracery.
Interior: Late C13 south nave arcade, with short octagonal piers on high
square bases, with moulded octagonal capitals one with nail head decoration
and double chamfered arches. C19 chancel arch and roofs. Plain 3 arched
sedilia and piscina in south wall of chancel. Low tomb or easter sepulchre
arched recess in north wall with slight ogee crown and aumbry to east.
Font: possible C11 circular bowl with one band of beads, on C19 base.
Monument : Elizabeth Muxloe died 1723. Slate mural tablet carved as an open
book with inscription below an angels head with spread wings.


Listing NGR: SK4786203469

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