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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: 1334372



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

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Slawston

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: 190878

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7/102 Church of All Saints



Parish Church. Large early C14, Decorated, with Perpendicular features, and a Victorian restoration. Coursed ironstone rubble with ashlar dressings. West tower and spire, nave with north aisle and clerestory, chancel. West tower of three stages, with plinth and slender buttresses. West doorway with chamfered archway and hoodmould with heavy label stops. Trefoiled light above. Paired lights to bell chamber, large clock face. Broach spire with two tiers of lucarnes and pinnacles at each angle. Nave windows are Victorian renewals in Perpendicular style, those on each side of south door have squared stilted hood moulds and are of 2-lights. The south-eastern window is of 3-lights with segmentally arched head and hood mould. South door in Victorian porch, the inner doorway is C14, with hood mould springing from corbel heads with primitive scratch carved faces. Two clerestory windows of 2-lights, and sill band. Chancel is externally entirely Victorian, in Perpendicular style but with steep Swithland slate roof with cresting and coped east gable with cross finial. 2 and 3-light windows with segmentally arched heads in north and south walls. East window is in Decorated style, three foiled lights. Buttressed north aisle also has fenestration in Perpendicular style, probably much restored. The two western most windows are contained in concave recesses. The blocked north door is earlier in date, C14, small chamfered archway with hood mould with heavy label stop heads. Inside, wide west tower arch, triple chamfered with outer hood mould with corbel heads and inner semi-octagonal shafts. North arcade of four bays with double chamfered arches, the inner arch only springing from a semi-circular shaft whilst the outer arch continues uninterrupted to ground level, the inner shaft and abaci projecting from its inner face. Simple chamfered arches to south door and blocked north doorway. Wide south east window is contained in a full height recess. Nave roof dates from restoration of 1864 by Goddard, cambered tie beams with dentils. Aisle roof of similar type but the corbel heads of the medieval roof survive, boldly if rather grotesquely carved. Unusual chancel arch, of wood, effectively the western-most truss of the chancel's lower and steeper roof, with dentilled steeply cambered truss forming the arch with fretwork decoration in the apex. The wall around this arch is boarded. Other chancel roof trusses are similar, and there is a dentilled wallplate. North vestry is continuation of north aisle. Flamboyant Victorian fittings throughout, in the chancel tiles, also rails and sconces, choir stalls and low wood screen. Pulpit and nave seating also contemporary with the restoration as is the vestry screen. Font probably C13 or C14; an octagonal basin with simple moulding at foot and top, on octagonal base.

Listing NGR: SP7809094508

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National Grid Reference: SP 78090 94508


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