CHURCH OF ST DIONYSIUS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1074439
Date first listed:
25-Jun-1952
Date of most recent amendment:
25-Jul-1952
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST DIONYSIUS, CHURCH SQUARE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST DIONYSIUS, CHURCH SQUARE

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

County:
Leicestershire
District:
Harborough (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 73355 87285

Details

SP 7387 MARKET HARBOROUGH CHURCH SQUARE

911/1/1 Church of St Dionysius

25-JUL-1952

GV I

Parish Church originally built as a Chapel of St Mary in Arden (qv) during the earlier part of the C13. Architectural features of present church mainly C14 and C15. The town is dominated by the early C14 grey ashlar tower with its fine crocketed brooch spire. Rest of church in coursed sandstone rubble with crenellated parapet. Buttresses. Nave and Chancel with Clerestory windows, Aisles and North and South Porches. Crocketed cross as finial at east end of both Nave and Chancel. South face of tower has large sundial. Inside, galleries of 1836 remain. Fine achievement of Royal Arms of 1660 at West end. Good C15 timber roof was restored, in same style, in 1954. Fragments of medieval wall painting discovered in 1959 at east end of North Aisle. The Church of St Dionysius is a prominent feature of many near and distant views of the town. It is also the dominant feature of several town centre groups.



Listing NGR: SP7335587285

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
189621
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 26 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/07393/25
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