Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1074720

Date first listed: 07-Oct-1957



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

County: Leicestershire

District: Blaby (District Authority)

Parish: Narborough

National Grid Reference: SP 54083 97538


NARBOROUGH CHURCH LANE SP 59 NW 7/50 Church of All Saints 7.10.57 GV II*

Parish church. C15; chancel rebuilt 1883 by F Bacon in C13 style, with north vestry and south organ chamber; remainder much restored 1865 and 1883; C19 south porch. Granite rubble, limestone dressings, lead roofs to nave and aisles, Swith- land slate roofs to chancel, vestry and organ chamber. West tower, nave, aisles south porch, chancel, vestry and organ-chamber. West tower is of 3 stages with diagonal buttresses, moulded plinth, restored battlemented parapet and carved gargoyles at corners. Bell-chamber openings are arched with 2 traceried lights; middle stage has small rectangular windows; west front has 2-light window with ogee tracery, and moulded arched door. Nave and aisles have parapets with moulded battlements, and rainwater heads dated 1883. 5-bay clerestory of cusped 3-light windows with 4-centred arched heads. Larger similar windows to aisles, all with restored carved head stops to hoodmoulds. C15 south door with 4-centred arch, traceried spandrels, moulded rectangular surround and carved head stops. C19 gabled south porch with moulded arch and 3-light traceried side windows. Small blocked north door with moulded arch. Chancel has cusped eaves corbelling on south side, and 2 bays of 2-light south windows with cusped plate tracery, shafts and dogtooth mouldings. Large 4-light traceried east window with vent and gablet above, and gabled buttress below. Organ chamber in angle between chancel and south aisle has plate-traceried 2-light window to south and high set of triple lancets in east wall. Lean-to north vestry with lancet windows. Interior: double-chamfered arch to tower; 6-bay nave arcades with chamfered arches and shafted piers, the slender shafts facing nave and aisles carried up on nave side as wall shafts; C19 roofs to nave and aisles; arched piscina and double sedilia in south aisle; C19 arches to vestry and organ chamber. Large C19 chancel arch with roll-moulding on shafts. Chancel has cusped arch and doorway to north vestry, both with carved ornament, and similar uncusped arch to organ chamber. Cusped north piscina; south east window with internal tracery screen and window- seat sedilia. Fittings: C15 octagonal stone font with traceried panels; C19 wrought-iron screen on stone dwarf walls; C19 wooden pulpit on base with study marble shafts and stiff-leaf capitals; C19-C20 carved and gilt wooden reredos; late C19 stained glass, the east window by Heaton, Butler and Bayne 1883. Some C18 and C19 wall tablets. (Pevsner and Williamson, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, 1984, p.328. V N and R P Jarrett, The History of Narborough and Littlethorpe).

Listing NGR: SP5408397538


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

Legacy System number: 188972

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Jarrett, V N, R P, , The History of Narborough and Littlethorpe
Pevsner, N, Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1984), 328

End of official listing