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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: WITHCOTE CHAPEL

List entry Number: 1074845

Location

WITHCOTE CHAPEL, OAKHAM ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
LeicestershireHarboroughDistrict AuthorityWithcote

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 29-Dec-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 190655

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Details

WITHCOTE

SK 70 NE OAKHAM ROAD (South East Side)

2/126 Withcote Chapel

29.12.66

GV I

Chapel. C15, restored and refurbished inside, c1744. Finely coursed ironstone with limestone dressings and leaded roof. 4 bays, the nave and chancel undifferentiated. Square headed windows each with 3 round headed lights linked by continuous hoodmould. North doorway with 4-centred arched head, roll moulded architrave and square hoodmould, with decoration in the spandrels. Traces of blocked west doorway, and south door similar to north. Buttressed, and with embattled parapet which is continuous across the low pitched east and west gables. Tall angle pinnacles are reminiscent of Kings College Chapel, Cambridge.

Inside, the fittings are largely C18. Wood dado panelling, early C18 wrought iron altar rails, and reredos in Renaissance style: tripartite, the centre piece with fluted Corinthian shafts and the canted side pieces pedimented on Corinthian columns, each containing an identical marble monument. That to north commemorates Geffrey Johnson, d. 1742 and his sister, and the south, Matthew Johnson d. 1723 and Margaret his wife. The monuments are each surmounted by urns and a shield of arms. Plaster modillion eaves cornice.

Stained glass of c153D-40 and attributed to Galeon Hone, the King's glazier who worked at Kings College Chapel. Large standing figures of the prophets and Old Testiment figures to south, apostles to north. In the eastern windows, 3 smaller panels depict saints and the crucifixion in landscape settings. Strong rich colours and fluid design. Some heraldic panels, one containing the personal arms of Jane Seymour (1536-7).

Listing NGR: SK7957705793

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National Grid Reference: SK 79577 05793

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