Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1360902

Date first listed: 01-Jan-1968



Ordnance survey map of CHURCH OF ST DENYS
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Leicestershire

District: Melton (District Authority)

Parish: Eaton

National Grid Reference: SK 77932 26379


SK 7726-7826 EATON MAIN STREET (North side) Goadby Marwood 33/375 Church of St Denys 1.1.68


Parish church. Early C14 nave, south aisle and west tower, C13 north aisle, mid C14 chancel. C15 re-workings and restorations 1883 and 1923. Ironstone with limestone dressings and lead roofs. 3 stage tower with 3- light intersecting west window embroidered with trefoil motifs. Slit lights to ringing chamber. Diagonal buttresses end below C15 belfry stage. 2-light Perpendicular belfry windows with lozenge tracery. Crenellated parapet above lozenge and quatrefoil frieze. 4 corner pinnacles. 3-light south aisle west window with circular vesica containing more trefoil motifs. Gabled south porch with moulded entrance arch. One 3-light early C14 window to east and 3-light late C14 cusped window east again. North aisle retains a north and west C13 lancet with another blocked to east. Square north doorway. To east 2 3-light windows with ogee heads under square hood. 3 2-light Perpendicular clerestory windows of simple cusped lights under square hoods. 3-light chancel south windows with cusped heads under square hoods and 4-light reticulated east window. Against north chancel is a vestry of 1883. Interior. 4-bay arcade on octagonal piers with double chamfered arches. Polygonal capitals have some nailhead decoration. Tower and chancel arches both mostly of 1883. C15 nave roof of cambered tie beams with arched braces dropping on wall posts to corbels. Ridge piece and one pair butt purlins. Aisle roofs are of principal and purlin type. Early C14 octagonal drum font with 8 different tracery patterns, one to each facet. In south nave wall a late C13 tomb recess. 2 orders of shafts with undercut capitals support stilted arch. Hood mould and outer order of arch with complex undercut mouldings incorporating fleur-de-lys section, rather advanced. Inner order with fleurons. Soffit has cinquefoil cusping. Timber poor box inscribed: Remember the poore (sic) 1709. Pulpit has timber carved sounding board with arcaded centre flanked by strapwork vertical panels. Cornice carried on scrolled consoles. Within centre arch an inscription: Here(sic) the word of the Lord 1604. In east end of north nave aisle a free standing sarcophagus commemorating Edward Manners, 1811: black and white marble with a surmounting urn. Fragments of C15 and C17 stained glass in south aisle windows. Chancel has 2 bay arcade of 1883 leading into north vestry. Roof similar, though thinner, to that of nave. Fragments of C14 glass in chancel windows.

Listing NGR: SK7793226379


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

Legacy System number: 190177

Legacy System: LBS

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