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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: 1294816



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

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Medbourne

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

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: 190987

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SP 7993 MAIN STREET (West Side)

8/84 Church of St. Giles 7/12/66 GV II*

Church. C13-C15 with C17 S porch, chancel of 1876 and restored 188O-1. Chancel by Edwin Dolby of Abingdon. Ashlar and coursed rubble stone and Collyweston slate and leaded roofs with stone coped gables and finials. Buttresses with set-offs. W tower, nave, S aisle, N and S transepts, E aisle to S transept, chancel, and S porch. Tower of C13 (lower part) and C15 (upper part) and of 3 stages with setback buttresses, W door, window, SW stair with 1-lights, S 1-light, 4 2-light bell openings, clock faces to E and S, and battlements. Triple chamfered arch to nave,the inner on semi-circular responds. N window, the tracery with mouchettes, and N door. c1300 double chamfered N transept arch with semi-circular responds. 3 bay restored S arcade with circular piers. C19 3 bay polygonal wagon type roof. N transept now vestry/meeting room, probably altered C17, with 3-light stone mullion windows (bases of shafts remain ). Double chamfered chancel arch, the inner on polygonal responds. Chancel has 3 N windows, 2 S windows, sedilia and 2 niches, and E window with Geometric tracery filled with stained glass of 1875. C19 roof similar to nave. Many moulded arch to S transept aisle with keeled responds. S transept of late C13 has 3 bay arcade with chamfered and moulded arches on octagonal piers and above the responds 2 carved figures to N and figure to S. Niche, piscina and triple sedilia. S transept has C19 roof similar to nave, and the transept E aisle a mostly restored C15 roof. Large transept window with restored Curvilinear tracery and N window with C20 stained glass. In S aisle 2 restored Perp windows. Early C14 S doorway with ballflower decoration. C17 S porch with rounded arch and pair of wooden gates. C13 round font with 4 shafts at corners. C19 base and probably C17 octagonal bell-shape wooden cover. In S transept a tomb recess with wide cusped trefoil arch and upper 2/3 of effigy of priest. Fine marble wall monument to Edward Conyers, died 1701. Painted Royal Arms of 1778. V.C.H. Vol V, and Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SP7996493067

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 79964 93067


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