Church of St Wistan, Church Nook, Wigston - Oadby and Wigston

Early C14 tower remains of a church demolished C17. The rest was rebuilt in 1853 by Walker and Goodacre and restored 1877 by R J & J Goodacre. Tower of limestone, otherwise uncoursed granite rubble and Welsh slate roof. The rainwater disposal system is undersized and ineffective. Failing joints in gutters have caused long-term water ingress into earthen mortar core of walls, resulting in separation of external fabric. The failure of the external face is evident. The Parochial Church Council were keen to effect repairs and seek funding, however the process of closure is now being reviewed.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST WISTAN
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1361576
    Local Planning Authority:
    Oadby and Wigston
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Wistan
    Street Name:
    Church Nook
    Locality:
    Wigston
    County:
    Leicestershire
    District / Borough:
    Oadby and Wigston
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Harborough
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade II, CA

Contact Details

Imogen Newcombe 0121 6256859