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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1188263



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

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wistow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-Dec-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 23-Jan-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 191139

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WISTOW Church of St. Wistan (formerly SP 69 NW 2/116 29.12.66 listed as Church of St. Winstan) GV II * Church. C12 - C15, remodelled 1746, renovation 1815, and mid C19. Coursed rubble stone with stone dressings and Swithland slate and aluminium roofs, with low parapet. W Tower, nave and chancel under 1 roof, N vestry and vault, N transept and S porch. C15 tower of 3 stages with plinth, buttresses and diagonal buttresses with set-offs. SW stairs, 2-light window with C19 stained glass, 4 2-light bell openings and battlements. Double chamfered nave arch, the inner on stone corbels. N vestry and vault with leaded Gothick window and blocked windows and doorway. c1300 N transept, now Halford chapel. Blocked N window with Y tracery. 2 E windows of 1746 with semicircular arches and leaded lights. Mainly C15 chancel. Small blocked N windows and blocked N doorway. Large E window of 1746. Semicircular arch and leaded lights. 3 similar S windows to nave and chancel. Blocked S doorway with chevron moulded rounded arch. Small mid C19 S porch with Gothic archway. Fine mid C18 interior with box pews and hexagonal pulpit. Wrought-iron communion rails of c1730 and Halford chapel gates of later C18 (similar in design to staircase balustrade at Wistow Hall, q.v.). Carved wooden reredos with urn-topped pilasters and pediment is painted with Commandments, Lord's Prayer and Creed. C18 stone vase font. Fine series of wall monuments including those to Sir Richard Halford (d.1658, with alabaster effigy), Sir William Halford (d.1695), Sir William Halford (d.1768), Sir Charles Halford (d.1780) and 3 by Richard Westmacott, Jnr., to Sir Henry Halford (d.1844), his wife Elizabeth (d.1833) and Sir John Vaughan (d.1839). Rainwater heads inscribed 'HH 1815'. Pevsner and V.C.H., Vol.V

Listing NGR: SP6437095980

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W , The Victoria History of the County of Leicester, (1964)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1960)

National Grid Reference: SP 64370 95980


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