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Rutland (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 88303 10215


SK 81 SE BURLEY CHURCH LANE 3/12 Church of the Holy 14.6.54 Cross II*

Medieval Parish Church of Norman origin, renewed and restored extensively by J.L. Pearson 1869-70. Coursed rubble of various builds. West tower, nave with aisles and clerestory, aisled chancel. Buttressed tower of early C14, 3 steps with tall 2-tier traceried openings to bell chambers and decorated west window. Embattled parapet and huge gargoyles, complete figures of men and beasts, at each angle. Nave of 4 bays with parapet to clerestory and eastern coped gable with cross. N. doorway in a porch by Pearson, buttressed, with coped gables and overhanging eaves. Double chamfered archway with continuous shaft. Aisles rebuilt by Pearson in fine masonry with string course and projecting eaves. All the aisle and clerestory window tracery by Pearson, flat-headed windows with heavy foiled tracery pattern. He completely rebuilt the chancel, which, with its aisles is the full width of the nave, wider on the south, with a single sweeping tiled roof with cresting, coped gable with eastern cross, and overhanging eaves. On its north wall, a good high Victorian cottage-style chimney to cellar-boiler room, and alongside it, a priests doorway. Interior has norman north arcade of 3 bays with circular piers with leafy volutes and square abaci. One of these piers consists of 2 shafts engaged against a squared column. The south arcade is late C13, double chamfered arches on circular piers and with some nailhead decorated capitals. King- post and strut roof. Chancel arch by Pearson, with engaged shaft springing from midway up, rather than ground level. Very low chancel screen of pierced stone. Chancel arcades of 3 bays on circular piers. East window by Clayton & Bell, c1870. West window, by Westlake, late C15 alabaster monument with 2 effigies the male figure multilated. Memorial to Charlotte Finch, d.1820, by Chantrey, in S. aisle. Perpendicular font: octagonal with traceried panels and frieze faces etc. Light fittings: coronae lucis, probably by Pearson.

Listing NGR: SK8830310215


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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: 15 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/12580/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Roger Ashley. Source Historic England Archive
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