Elmesthorpe: St Mary

Elmesthorpe: St Mary
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Church code:
Earl Shilton with Elmesthorpe

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II Listed Building
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Scheduled Monument?
There is a Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct
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National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is not in a Conservation Area

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

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Exterior Image

Exterior image of 619303 Elmesthorpe St Mary
Exterior image of 619303 Elmesthorpe St Mary
Photograph of the exterior of St Mary church Elmesthorpe taken 8 November 2017
Year / Date:
Tim Glover
Tim Glover

Summary Description

Parish church. C14, C16, chancel rebuilt 1868. Random granite rubble and dressed stone with stone dressings and slate roof. West tower, ruined roofless nave, and chancel, now used as nave. West tower, 2 stages, has plinth, 2 chamfered string courses, coved eaves band and crenellated parapet. To west, 2 diagonal buttresses, 4 setoffs, and between them a chamfered and moulded doorway with hood mould, C18 plank door and strap hinges. Above, on each side, a C16 chamfered pointed bell opening. Nave, 2 bays, has on each side the remains of 2 buttresses and 2 early C14 double lancets with coved and chamfered reveals and hood moulds. At the west end, on each side, a 2 light mullioned window, that to north with a flat head and hood mould, that to south with a 4 centred arched head. 3 bay chancel has on each side 3 buttresses and at east end, 2 pairs of angle buttresses all with setoffs. Coped east gable with cross. North side has a central restored Decorated double lancet with moulded reveal and to west, a roll moulded C19 doorway with shafts and hood mould. East end has a C19 5 light ogee lancet with flowing tracery and hood mould. South side has 2 restored Decorated double lancets. Tower chamber, now the west porch, has no architectural features. Tower arch, double chamfered and moulded, has no responds. Rendered chancel interior has rusticated openings and arch braced queen post roof. East end has a C19 alabaster and stone gradine. South side has to east a restored C14 ogee headed combined piscina and aumbry and a restored C14 ogee headed triple sedilia. Fittings include early C13 lobed round font bowl on C19 stem with clustered ringed shafts. C19 pine benches and brass lectern. Mid C20 rending desk and altar rails. Small slate war memorial tablet.

Visiting and Facilities

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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

Leicestershire County Council (2017) Leicestershire & Rutland Historic Environment Record (HER) HER Number: MLE11899 [Digital Archive/Data]
Neil Finn (June 2018) Evaluation Report [Digital Archive/Document]
Evaluation Report
Tim Glover (2017) Exterior image of 619303 Elmesthorpe St Mary [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 619303 Elmesthorpe St Mary
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/5346/ [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 1 Bell [Archive/Index]
1 Bell