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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: 1278876



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

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Quorndon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 01-Jun-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 402785

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1.6.66 Church of St.Bartholomew and Farnham Chapel GV I

Church. C12-C14 and 1842. Granite rubble stone with stone dressings and buttresses and Welsh slate and lead-type roofs with stone coped gables, cross finials and stone projecting stack and truncated ridge stack. W tower, nave, N.aisle, Farnham Chapel (South aisle), chancel, N. organ chamber and S. porch and priest's room. Tower of C14/C15 of 2 stages with plinth, diagonal stepped buttresses, C19 small W door, W window, S.W. stair, 4 2-light bell openings with hood moulds and label stops, moulding with gargoyles, and battlements. Nave arch with moulding and hollow chamfer above hollow chamfered polygonal responds. 4 bay N arcade c1280 with double chamfered arches above octagonal piers and responds. Across one bay a low stone screen with blank ogee headed and cusped arcading remaining from original N chapel. Similar 2 bay S arcade with low screen across both bays except for oak door. Wrought iron screen above. Perp clerestory with 4 2-light flat-topped windows either side. 4 bay low-pitch tie beam roof renewed C20 after fire. Large N aisle of 1842, with N porch and blocked door. 7 windows with reticulated tracery, the 7th being open to the later C19 N chancel organ chamber. The other 6 are filled with later C19 and early C20 stained glass, one by Percy Bacon, London, 1907. 4 bay roof with curved braces and wall pieces from stone corbels. A small piscina with cusped arch by E arcade respond remains from former N chapel. Double chamfered chancel arch. Chancel has N window with C19 stained glass, Perp E window with stained glass of 1862, and 2 S windows with C19 stained glass, one a low side window including in frame a squint from Farnham Chapel. Piscina with ogee headed arch and small S door. Of c1280, the Farnham Chapel and S porch and priests room are under one roof and have stepped buttresses and angle buttresses. E window with Reticulated tracery and 2 S windows with Y tracery. C19 stained glass. Small C19 S door to chapel. C19 boarded roof. 4 incised slabs of earlier C16. Hanging monument to Thomas Farnham, died 1574, and family. Kneeling high relief figures under 2 bay classical arcade. Double monument to John Farnham, died 1587, and wife. 2 recumbent effigies on ornamental tomb-chest with, on E wall, a relief showing military encampment and almost full relief figure of soldier. "Outstandingly good and attributed by Mrs. Esdaile to Epiphanius Evesham" (Pevsner). Further wall monuments of mid C19 and by Bacon, 1817. C12 S doorway with spiral-fluted shafts and zigzag in arch. Porch has 2 bays of single-chamfered rib-vaulting. Perp octagonal font, C19 brass lectern and C18 and C19 wall monuments in chancel. The Farnham Chapel is under the separate ownership of the Farnham family, settled in Quorn since c1260. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK5611716589

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National Grid Reference: SK 56117 16589


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