Church Of St Mary

10 Sep 2006
Church Of St Mary, Main Street, Stoughton, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE2 2FL
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Church Of St Mary, Gaulby Lane, Stoughton, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE2 2FL
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

For those items listed under STOUGHTON. MAIN STREET.

The street name shall be amended to read: GAULBY LANE 4/90 ------------------------------------ STOUGHTON

SK 60 SW MAIN STREET (North Side) 4/90 29.12.66 Church of St. Mary


Church. C14 tower, rest mostly of 1862. Latter by Dain and Smith. Ashlar, with Welsh slate and parapetted roofs. W tower, nave, aisles, chancel and S porch. Tower of 3 stages with 2-light W window, NW stair, 1-light, 4 bell openings, pointed trefoiled frieze, battlements with pinnacles, and crocketted spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes. Triple chamfered arch to nave on polygonal responds. 4 bay N arcade with 2 rounded and 2 pointed arches. Double chamfered arches on octagonal piers. 4 bay S arcade with double chamfered arches on octagonal piers. Clerestory with 4 3-light Perp. type windows either side.

C19 4 bay low-pitch tie beam roof. Wide N aisle has 5 large windows, the Intersected tracery with cusping and cinquefoiled circles at apex. Possibly to the original design. N door. Many moulded chancel arch. Chancel has E window and 3 windows either side all with Curvilinear type tracery. C19 3 bay roof with curved braces to curved collars. Tiled foor, probably Minton.

S aisle has E window with Curvilinear type tracery, 3 S windows with Reticulated, and the W window Intersected with daggers. Many moulded S doorway. Fine series of monuments in N aisle. Alabaster double table tomb to Thomas Farnham, died 1562, and wife. Recumbent effigies and 4 children holdings shields on sides. Wall monument to Sir Thomas Beaumont, 1631; and Sir George Beaumont, of 1737, signed by Scheemakers. Obelisk with shields between 2 urns. Slab to Roger Crosley, former Vicar, of 1633. Further C18 and C19 wall monuments.

Painted wooden Georgian Royal Arms carved in high relief. Chamber organ, c1830, in carved mahogany case. C19 octagonal font. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK6406302112


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2149 IOE Records taken by Amanda Watson; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Miss Amanda Watson. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Watson, Amanda

Rights Holder: Watson, Amanda


Ashlar, Welsh Slate, Medieval Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship, Table Tomb, Tomb, Funerary Site, Wall Monument, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument