Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1361277

Date first listed: 07-Nov-1966



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County: Leicestershire

District: Hinckley and Bosworth (District Authority)

Parish: Nailstone

National Grid Reference: SK 41805 07143


NAILSTONE SK40 NW CHURCH ROAD (North Side) 2/76 Church of All Saints 7.11.66


Parish Church. Mostly of the Decorated period (early C14) although the chancel is of Early English origin. Coursed and squared limestone, but random rubble to chancel. Plain tiled roofs. West tower and spire, nave with north aisle and chancel. Buttressed West Tower of three stepped stages, with occulus with fluted inner ring in West wall, shouldered arched doorway with 2-light foiled window above it in the South wall, 2-light windows and bell Chamber lights above. Corbel table with carved heads, broach spire with two tiers of lucarnes, and on the angles of the broach the stumps of pinnacles, two of which survive against the South Porch. Victorian South porch arid inner shafted doorway. Decorated reticulated tracery to aisle windows renewed. Chancel of uncoursed small sized rubble, with blocked chamfered lancet to South, and a 5-light Decorated East window. Blocked almost round headed window in its North Wall and another possible blocked opening largely concealed by buttress. Buttresses with gablets to North Isle and Decorated tracery to its windows. Blocked North door with Ogee head. Inside wide west tower arch, chamfered four sections each with semi octagonal respond. Four bay arcade to North aisle, slender octagonal shafts supporting double chamfered arches. Scissor braised Victorian rafter roof. All windows are in shaftered embrasures most with foliate capitals. Victorian chancel arch on short corbel shafts carried from Angel Heads: Victorian fittings to chancel include solid stone pulpit in the arch, encaustic floor tiles and ornate wood altar rails. Stained glass in the South aisle, C1860, small medallions depicting miracle stories against a patterned background. In the North aisle is a memorial alabaster slab to Thomas Corbett, the "Servant Sure in Pantry's Rule" to Henry VIII, and the father of 21 children. The figure is engraved on the slab witha long inscription and detailed background decoration of chevrons and vine scroll. Two fonts: one is octagonal Victorian, but one C14 also octagonal but a canted basin with ribs.

Listing NGR: SK4180507143


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

Legacy System number: 188072

Legacy System: LBS

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