Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1074757

Date first listed: 07-Oct-1957



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County: Leicestershire

District: Blaby (District Authority)

Parish: Blaby

National Grid Reference: SP 57030 97857


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1/1 Church of All Saints

7.10.57 I GV

Parish Church. Largely late C13 to early C14, though with several identifiable phases of building, and a C16 clerestory and Victorian restoration work. Random granite rubble with limestone dressing and Welsh slate roof to clerestory and chancel, lead elsewhere. West tower with spire, nave with south aisle and clerestory, and large chancel. Late C13 tower with four unequal stages with angle buttresses and paired foiled bell chamber lights. Plain parapet and recessed spire which has one set of lucarnes and three tiers of carved heads at its angles. The principal angles are distinguished by broach details. South doorway in Victorian porch. Buttressed south aisle with Victorian windows in Decorated style, of 2-lights with plain or foiled tracery and the eastern-most window in a later style with 3-lights. String course. Chancel windows also Victorian renewals of 2-lights with quatrefoils, the tracery of the central window based on an ogee pattern. Small blocked opening perhaps a low side window below the string course. Ogival tracery to 4-light east window. Buttresses have trefoils beneath their coped heads. Victorian vestry to north. North wall of nave is very tall and although the window tracery is renewed, the pattern of fenestration remains irregular: each window is in a different style and at varied levels. Clerestory is a C16 addition with squared 2-light openings with hollow chamfered architraves and mullions. Interior: C14 south arcade of five bays: the slender octagonal shafts are raised on square chamfered bases, and the arches are double chamfered. There are grotesque corbel heads, but no hoodmoulds. West tower arch is rather earlier, late C13, steeply triple chamfered arch but filled in at ground floor level and largely obscured by the gallery of c1740. This elegant woodwork is supported on fluted columns with triglyph frieze and fluted pilasters. As a centrepiece, there is a marquetry panel with emblems of the sun. Doorway into tower of similar style with fluted shafts to architrave. Victorian hammerbeam nave roof, painted. South aisle roof is supported from large grotesque corbels which project south from the arcade. They carry wall posts articulated with bases and abaci supporting cambered tie beams and collar purlins. Moulded tie beams have huge central bosses: some are heavy foliage others grotesque heads, one bearing a crown, one a green man. All the woodwork including the wall plates is painted in cheerful patterns of white, red, black and green with gilding. One tie is dated 1630 with initials W.H.I.D. and Rob Biggs. East wall of aisle is blank but has a blind recess divided into two unequal parts by a filleted shaft, with shallow ogival moulded heads to arches with finials and corbels to hoodmould. Triple chamfered chancel arch dies into responds without corbels. Above it is the impress of an early roofline. Integral late C13 piscina and sedilia to south, with clustered shafts and hollow chamfered mouldings. Various wall memorial wall tablets including on the north wall in black marble with gold detailing. Loseby Ashby, undated, probably late C18. The eared tablet is surmounted by a shield and heraldic emblems and flanked by slight foliate swags. To each side of the altar are memorial tablets apparently erected in the C19 but to members of families who deceased in the C18. Black marble predominates for the classical styles which commemorate Thomas Major and Edward Stokes and their families. On the south wall is a stone in memory of Shuckbrugh Ashby d1752 in a marble classical idiom. Stained glass largely of 1930's to 1950's. Early font perhaps C12, plain round basin with slight rim moulding curving from a curved base. Royal arms over south door.

Listing NGR: SP5703097857


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