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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1073877



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Rutland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: South Luffenham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 10-Nov-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 29-Jun-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 187077

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6/237 Church of St. Mary



Church. C12-C14 and C19. Ashlar and coursed rubble stone and leaded and Collyweston slate roofs, with chancel stone S side stack. Stone coped gables. W tower with spire, nave, aisles, S chancel chapels, chancel and S porch. C14 tower of ashlar, of 3 stages and spire, with plinth, angle buttresses with set-offs, W window with stained glass of 1863, ogee-headed 1-light windows in 2nd stage, clockface, 2-light bell openings with transom, quatrefoil frieze to E and W, ogee to N and S, head frieze, central gargoyles, and battlements. Crocketted spire with 3 tiers of lucarnes in alternating directions and gilded weathercock. Double chamfered W arch above polygonal responds. On exterior, aisles, chancel, etc. have plinth, buttresses and diagonal buttresses with set-offs, and windows have hood moulds, some with head stops. Inside, late C12 2 bay N arcade with rounded and heavily moulded arches. Circular pier and cruciform abaci. E respond has waterleaf, W and pier has volute and head capitals. Hood mould with billet decoration. C13 S arcade of 2 bay and short bay. Pointed double chamfered arches. Perp clerestory with 3 2-light flat-topped windows each side. Restored 4 bay low-pitch tie beam roof. N aisle has N window with stained glass of c1900, N door of c1300 with ogee niche over outside and flat-topped N window with stained glass of 1889. Chancel arch c1300. Mostly Perp chancel, 2 Perp N windows with C19 stained glass, and 3 3-light Perp clerestory windows over. C19 E window with Curvilinear type tracery. Perp triple sedilia with cusped ogee heads. S chancel arcade with 1 bay and short bay of c1300, double chamfered arches over octagonal pier. Clerestory over similar to N. C19 3 bay low-pitch roof. S chapel now organ chamber. Perp SE window, and flat-topped S window. S aisle has 2 2-light windows, one with fine stained glass c1870 to Wingfield family, the other with similar stained glass c1860. S door c1300 and flat-topped SW Window. Above this a beam roof beam with curved braces. Perp octagonal font decorated with quatrefoils. S porch with double chamfered arch and 2 small niches above. Fine C14 tomb-chest with quatrefoils. Effigy of member of Culpepper family. Canopy above the head. Fragments of C15 work in much restored low wooden rood screen. Earlier C19 wall monuments and C19 long cast-iron interlaced-work heating grill in nave. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK9413301899

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1960)

National Grid Reference: SK 94133 01899


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