Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1295216

Date first listed: 29-Dec-1966

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS


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Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS

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

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough (District Authority)

Parish: Lowesby

National Grid Reference: SK 72372 07471



1/71 Church of All Saints



Church. Partially C13, with much Perpendicular work restored 1859. West tower, nave with two aisles and clerestory, chancel. Finely coursed ironstone with limestone dressings and with continuous plinth detail. Tower is largely Perpendicular, of banded ironstone and limestone ashlar work, buttressed, with embattled parapet with gargoyles. Three stages with paired foiled lights to bell chamber. Blocked pointed archway to north suggests that this wall at least may pre-date the rest of the fabric. Buttressed south aisle of similarly banded stonework is also Perpendicular, with plinth and parapet. Victorian porch and south doorway, a hollow chamfered arch with hood mould. Small window over the door. Above the porch, string course of earlier porch is visible. Windows are Perpendicular, of three principal lights with hood moulds. Perpendicular clerestory with paired foiled lights and heavy hood moulds. Parapet and large gargoyles. Chancel is of finely coursed ironstone with two 2-light Perpendicular windows to north and south. Priest's door on south with chamfered arch and hood mould. Blocked door to north. 5-light east window. Embattled parapet with gargoyle above fine corbel table or frieze with masks, animals etc., which continues across the eastern gable and along the north aisle. Perpendicular north window, and blocked doorway with octagonal shafts with simply moulded capitals visible.

Inside west tower arch is late C13. Double chamfered with round responds and roll moulded capitals. Former steep roof line visible against its east walls. Blocked openings in north and south walls of tower. Nave of three bays. In the south arcade, the western respond and pier are the earlier, C13, octagonal piers and capitals with masks in stiff leaf foliage. The other bays are slightly later and of a plainer character but all have double chamfered arches with hood moulds. Roof dates from restoration of 1859. Tie beams with bosses and tracery above supported from struts on stone corbels. In the aisles the corbels and string course of earlier roofs are visible. Octagonal responds to chancel arch which is early C14, double chamfered. To the north is the entry to former rood loft. In chancel sedilia to south and piscina with fluted basin. Stained glass in chancel south and east windows of 1881 and 1897 by Ward Hughes. Font may be C13, roughly shaped octagonal basin on rounded base. Wall memorial in south aisle to members of Wollaston family, between 1689 and 1710, scrolly shield capped by arms and emblems, resting on wings and a skull.

Listing NGR: SK7237207471


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

Legacy System number: 190599

Legacy System: LBS

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