Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1075141

Date first listed: 01-Jan-1968



Ordnance survey map of CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Leicestershire

District: Melton (District Authority)

Parish: Ab Kettleby

National Grid Reference: SK 71242 23158


AB KETTLEBY CHURCH LANE (East Side) WARTNABY SK 72 SW Church of St Michael Church of St Michael 5/250 1.1.68 II*

GV Church. C13, drastically restored 1867-8 by W Gillett and 1948-50. coursed squared ironstone with limestone dressings, lead roofs to nave, aisle and porch, slate roof to chancel. Chancel, nave, S aisle, S porch and W tower. 1-bay chancel has triple stepped faucet E Window with nailhead decoration to hood mould and 3-light chamfered stone mullion window to S with rectangular wave-moulded stone surround. 3-bay nave has faucet windows to N with nailhead ornament to hood moulds and blocked N door with shafts, imposts, round-arched head and hood mould. Clerestory to S of 2-light chamfered stone mullion windows with rectangular chamfered surrounds. S aisle has lancet windows with cusped heads and nailhead to hood moulds. C19 S door with ornamental hinges; renewed doorway with chamfer and round-arched head. Porch largely rebuilt C19 with sunk quadrant moulding to basket-arched head of doorway. Small 3-stage truer has lancet window to bottom stage W similar to those to aisle and twin bell-cote with ridged stone saddleback roof. C19 moulded stone eaves and stone-coped gables with kneelers. Prominent square limestone stack above N door with octagonal stone flue. All lancet windows renewed. Interior: nave has 3-bay S arcade with circular piers, semi-circular responds, moulded capitals, polygonal abaci and double-chamfered, mind arches. Piers have stone seats to moulded bases. SE pier has interlace omament to capital on S side and upright leaves to nave side. Arches retain much of original painted decoration in red with separate fleur de lys to inner surface of SE arch, four-petalled flowers to middle arch, separate flowering plants to SW arch, chevron ornament to inner chamfer, discs to outer chamfer and leaf trails between the chamfers. Double-chamfered tower arch with polygonal responds and moulded capitals, that to left with curved head and leaves. Bench ends of c.1500. 2 charity boards, C18 and early C19. Monuments: Wall monument of limestone to Robert Wartnaby d.1727. Slate wall monument to Rev. William Cant d.1768 and other members of his family. Pointed arched brass wall monument on limestone ground with angel holding inscription scroll to Rosamund Greaves Bingham of Wartnaby Hall d.1863 in Paris, aged 29. Buildings of England Leics 1984 p.419.

Listing NGR: SK7124223158


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

Legacy System number: 189949

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1984), 419

End of official listing