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Church of St Wistan

A Grade II Listed Building in Oadby and Wigston, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.5867 / 52°35'12"N

Longitude: -1.1025 / 1°6'8"W

OS Eastings: 460905

OS Northings: 299144

OS Grid: SP609991

Mapcode National: GBR 9PD.XRF

Mapcode Global: WHFKW.179T

Entry Name: Church of St Wistan

Listing Date: 1 October 1953

Last Amended: 26 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361576

English Heritage Legacy ID: 187572

Location: Oadby and Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18

County: Leicestershire

District: Oadby and Wigston

Town: Oadby and Wigston

Electoral Ward/Division: Wigston Meadowcourt

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Wigston Magna All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

Page 16 - item 4/25 the word "attention" in the last sentence should be amended
to read "attribution".


In the entry for

Item 4/25 on page 16 - Delete the 3 line NOTE: at the foot of the description
and insert it at the foot of the description for Item 4/24 above (Bushloe House).



Church of St Wistan (formerly
1.lO.53 listed as "Church of St Wolstan")


Church. Early C14 tower is all that remains of a church which was demolished in
the C17. The rest was rebuilt in 1853 by Walker and Goodacre and restored 1877
by R J & J Goodacre. Tower is of squared limestone, the rest of uncoursed granite
rubble with Welsh slate roof. 3 stage west tower with tall foiled bell chamber
lights, frieze and embattled parapet. Recessed spire with lucarnes. Aisleless
nave in early decorated style with wide porch and south doorway, and 3 light windows.
Chancel window has decorated tracery of an elaborate tree-like form. In the north
wall which is of rubble construction the windows are squared openings with mullions
and transoms. Inside the west tower arch has semi-octagonal responds for a double
chamfered arch. The nave is wider than the tower to the north. It has a braced
roof. Stilted hood mould with angel corbel heads to east window.

NOTE: This is the farmhouse referred to plan form appears on a conveyance of 1852.
Furniture in carved ebony is retained in Victoria and Albert Museum. Its attention
to dresser has recently been questioned.

Listing NGR: SP6090599144

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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