WITHCOTE CHAPEL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1074845

Date first listed: 29-Dec-1966

Statutory Address: WITHCOTE CHAPEL, OAKHAM ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: WITHCOTE CHAPEL, OAKHAM ROAD

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

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough (District Authority)

Parish: Withcote

National Grid Reference: SK 79577 05793

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Details

WITHCOTE

SK 70 NE OAKHAM ROAD (South East Side)

2/126 Withcote Chapel

29.12.66

GV I

Chapel. C15, restored and refurbished inside, c1744. Finely coursed ironstone with limestone dressings and leaded roof. 4 bays, the nave and chancel undifferentiated. Square headed windows each with 3 round headed lights linked by continuous hoodmould. North doorway with 4-centred arched head, roll moulded architrave and square hoodmould, with decoration in the spandrels. Traces of blocked west doorway, and south door similar to north. Buttressed, and with embattled parapet which is continuous across the low pitched east and west gables. Tall angle pinnacles are reminiscent of Kings College Chapel, Cambridge.

Inside, the fittings are largely C18. Wood dado panelling, early C18 wrought iron altar rails, and reredos in Renaissance style: tripartite, the centre piece with fluted Corinthian shafts and the canted side pieces pedimented on Corinthian columns, each containing an identical marble monument. That to north commemorates Geffrey Johnson, d. 1742 and his sister, and the south, Matthew Johnson d. 1723 and Margaret his wife. The monuments are each surmounted by urns and a shield of arms. Plaster modillion eaves cornice.

Stained glass of c153D-40 and attributed to Galeon Hone, the King's glazier who worked at Kings College Chapel. Large standing figures of the prophets and Old Testiment figures to south, apostles to north. In the eastern windows, 3 smaller panels depict saints and the crucifixion in landscape settings. Strong rich colours and fluid design. Some heraldic panels, one containing the personal arms of Jane Seymour (1536-7).

Listing NGR: SK7957705793

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Legacy System number: 190655

Legacy System: LBS

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