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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: 1188359



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

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Nevill Holt

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 07-Dec-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 191007

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SP 89 SW

6/104 Church of St. Mary



Church. C13 - C15, restored 1878 and S porch dated 1635. Coursed rubble stone with ashlar buttresses and battlements and parapetted roof. W tower with spire, nave, transepts, chancel and S porch. Adjoins Nevill Holt Hall (q.v.) on W. C14 tower of 3 stages : 4 2-light bell openings, gargoyles, battlements, recessed spire with tiers of lucarnes, foliage finial and weathervane. Double chamfered nave arch, the inner on polygonal responds. 2 3-light Perp windows either side of nave. Blocked N door. S doorway with moulded arch. Restored 3 bay low-pitch moulded tie-beam roof with head stops. Late C13 N transept double chamfered arch the inner on polygonal responds with foliage capitals.Perp N window. Double chamfered chancel arch, the inner on polygonal responds. Chancel has N, S and E Perp windows the latter with stained glass of 1878. Piscina and double sedilia with shafts, many-moulded arches and head stop. Low-pitch tie-beam roof. S transept has Perp S window with fragments of C16 stained glass and blocked E and W windows. S porch has rounded arch and battlements. Fine series of monuments.Sir Thomas Nevill, died 1636, in carved and painted alabaster and marble. An aedicule over a table tomb with 3 columns on front and a recumbent effigy in armour. Carved stone and marble table tomb erected by Sir Thomas Nevill, 1633, to Sir Thomas Nevill, died 1569. Carved alabaster and marble wall monument to Jane Thursby, died 1631 : a kneeling figure and desk under a canopy with curtains held by 2 angels. Carved white marble and slate wall monument to Anne Neville, died 1644. Further C18 and mid C19 Nevill wall monuments. Norman font, round, with feet at angles, on square base. C16 wrought iron railings to S transept and 5 hatchments in it. Elaborately carved oak earlier C17 octagonal pulpit with back-panelling and tester. Tablet over S porch arch is inscribed 'Thomas Nevill of Holt Knight built this porch at his coste Anno Domini 1635'. Pevsner and V.C.H., Vol.V.

Listing NGR: SP8164393692

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W , The Victoria History of the County of Leicester, (1964)
Pevsner, N, Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1984)

National Grid Reference: SP 81643 93692


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