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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.

Name: CHURCH OF ST DIONYSIUS

List entry Number: 1074439

Location

CHURCH OF ST DIONYSIUS, CHURCH SQUARE

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

County District District Type Parish
LeicestershireHarboroughDistrict Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 25-Jun-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 25-Jul-1952

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 189621

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History

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Details

SP 7387 MARKET HARBOROUGH CHURCH SQUARE

911/1/1 Church of St Dionysius

25-JUL-1952

GV I

Parish Church originally built as a Chapel of St Mary in Arden (qv) during the earlier part of the C13. Architectural features of present church mainly C14 and C15. The town is dominated by the early C14 grey ashlar tower with its fine crocketed brooch spire. Rest of church in coursed sandstone rubble with crenellated parapet. Buttresses. Nave and Chancel with Clerestory windows, Aisles and North and South Porches. Crocketed cross as finial at east end of both Nave and Chancel. South face of tower has large sundial. Inside, galleries of 1836 remain. Fine achievement of Royal Arms of 1660 at West end. Good C15 timber roof was restored, in same style, in 1954. Fragments of medieval wall painting discovered in 1959 at east end of North Aisle. The Church of St Dionysius is a prominent feature of many near and distant views of the town. It is also the dominant feature of several town centre groups.



Listing NGR: SP7335587285

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National Grid Reference: SP 73355 87285

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