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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: 1295291



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

County: Leicestershire

District: North West Leicestershire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Measham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Nov-1965

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 187931

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MEASHAM HIGH STREET SK 31 SW 4/41 (South Side) Church of St. Lawrence 24.11.65 GV II* Church of early C14 and earlier C18. Ashlar and some coursed rubble. W tower of shortly after 1733, nave and aisles (no structural chancel) of early C14 and Perp S.porch. Tower in classical style of 3 stages with moulded bands, angle pilasters, 4 round arched bell openings, battlements and pinnacles. W door dated 1679 with round arched surround having impost blocks and keystone. Tower S wall has contemporary window with Y tracery. Nave and aisles have moulded plinth, buttresses and diagonal buttresses with set-offs and some battlemented finials, battlements and slate roofs. N aisle W end has renewed small round cusped window over blocked door. N windows have Intersected tracery, and attached to N wall an open arch probably for gateway. NE window Reticulated tracery. SW window C19 Curvilinear tracery; S windows Geometrical with 1 C19 Curvilinear; SE, Reticulated. E window renewed Curvilinear. S porch with angle buttresses and close round-arched ribbing to support ceiling and cusped 1-light to left. Nave arcades of 5 bays on quatrefoil piers with double chamfered arches. 6 bay flat-topped 3-light Perp clerestory and C19 low-pitched tie beam roof with wall-pieces and braces on carved corbels. Complete set of oak box pews and W gallery c1843 and mid C19 carved organ front. Fragments of medieval glass in a S window, another with stained glass of 1866 in rich flower scrolls (Abney memorial) and E window stained glass of 1910. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK3352812218

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1960)

National Grid Reference: SK 33528 12218


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