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Oadby and Wigston (District Authority)
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SP 60409 98648



4/21 Church of All Saints



Parish Church. Largely early C14 with C15 features and conservatively restored by C. Kirk, 1863-4. Granite and limestone rubble with limestone ashlar dressings and leaded roofs. West tower and spire, nave with 2 aisles and clerestory. Chancel. 4 stage tower is of coursed and squared limestone rubble and is clasped by the aisles. Angle buttresses, west door with steep arch and hood mould, small quatrefoil window above. Paired bell chamber lights with transoms and central shaft. Parapet and frieze below recessed spire. South aisle is random granite rubble with continuous string course and parapet above which belongs with a later heightening in granite rubble. Half timbered porch now blocked up. Decorated aisle windows of 3 and 4 lights, and 1 of a simpler form of intersecting tracery. C15 clerestory with embattled parapet and paired lights. Tall chancel is wider than the nave and has been heightened in granite rubble. Priests door and 3-light window of intersecting tracery to south, 5-light Decorated east window. Vestry to north. Decorated north aisle window tracery particularly ornate in its east window. Wide coped gabled north porch with small triple lights in each wall. Tomb recess or Easter sepulchre with shallow arch beneath triangular hood mould. Inside the tower is contained within the body of the Church and so. has arches on 3 sides; double chamfered with semi-octagonal responds. Beyond this the nave has arcades of 4 bays, the north seeming slightly the earlier with cylindrical shafts and double chamfered arches with corbel heads. Capitals are finely adorned with naturalistic foliage or slightly grotesque human figures; some link arms around the pier. Octagonal shafts to south arcade. Both have double chamfered arches. Nave roof dated on tie beam 1637, has curved tie beams with exuberant decoration; central bosses and tracery in the angle with the roof slope, and decorated wall plates. Wide chancel arch springs from heavy corbel heads. C15 screen: 6 tall traceried arches delicately wrought, with canopy above, painted. Tomb recess in north aisle a trefoiled arch beneath a pointed hood mould which contains a mutilated angel's head. Piscina in the east wall. In the south aisle, piscina and aumbrey. Windows all have shafts and hood moulds with corbel heads. Chancel roof similar to nave thoughly of slightly steeper pitch. Sedilia and piscina to south in foiled arches with hood moulds. Shouldered archway to western vestry. To either side of the east window are memorial painted panels of 1905 in a style reminiscent of Burne-Jones. They depict angels and saints in rich colour with gilded inlay. Stained glass: in the south aisle windows, a medieval lion is incorporated in a later pattern to the west, the 4 evanglists of 1889 and an 1875 scene from the life of Christ. The glass in chancel east window also depicts scenes from the life of Christ, but in small Lozenges.

Listing NGR: SP6040998648


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

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Date: 28 Nov 2001
Reference: IOE01/05701/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Andy Haigh. Source Historic England Archive
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