CHURCH OF ST ANDREW

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1074767
Date first listed:
07-Oct-1957
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, MAIN STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, MAIN STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Leicestershire
District:
Blaby (District Authority)
Parish:
Countesthorpe
National Grid Reference:
SP 58541 95440

Details

COUNTESTHORPE SP59 NE MAIN STREET (West Side)

1/15 Church of St. Andrew

7.10.57 II GV

Parish Church. Tower of C15, the rest of 1841 by H. Goddard. Interior remodelled in 1907 by T.P. Brown. Random granite rubble with limestone dressings and Welsh slate roofs. West tower, nave with two aisles, chancel. Tower has angle buttresses and paired foiled lights to bell chamber. Embattled parapet with angle pinnacles with fleurons above corbels. In the plinth of the west wall a door has been cut through, with a Perpendicular three light window above it. Coped gabled south porch, buttressed south aisle which has lancet windows. Nave and aisles roofed in a single span. Lancet windows in chancel but a three light Decorated style east window. Lancet and wide traceried lights to north, and vestry. Inside, the rubble walls are exposed throughout, and the triple chamfered tower arch looks early C14, above it a former roof profile is apparently visible. The three bay arcades are of brick, flat arches with minimal abaci to square pillars. Roof springs from corbels, the tie beams surmounted by king struts. Chancel arch also brick, in the same minimal style as the nave arcades, with a low relief brick cross ahove it. Wood panelling and reredos to chancel. Medieval font, octagonal with plain panels and moulding above the shaft. Arms of George II over the south doorway. Stained glass; in the east window of the south aisle, by Kempe, commemorating St. Andrew. Undated glass in chancel east window predominantly blue and red, depicting the Crucifixion.

Listing NGR: SP5854195440

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
188885
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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