Church of St Laurence, High Street, Measham - North West Leicestershire

Early C14 church with C18 additions. Walls and tracery are of sandstone. The porch has a stone roof structure and large stone slates. Leaded lights include medieval glass fragments. East nave and aisle tracery are in very bad condition and structurally compromised. Some inappropriate historic repairs are now failing. The stone porch roof is also in very bad condition and at risk of collapse. A Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant was accepted in the spring of 2017. It is hoped that repairs will commence in 2018.

Church of St Laurence, High Street, Measham - North West Leicestershire
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1295291
  • Local Planning Authority: North West Leicestershire
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Laurence
  • Street Name: High Street
  • County: Leicestershire
  • District / Borough: North West Leicestershire
  • Parish: Measham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North West Leicestershire
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA