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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 MARY THE VIRGIN

List entry Number: 1360948

Location

CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, LAG LANE

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

County District District Type Parish
LeicestershireMeltonDistrict AuthorityWaltham on the Wolds and Thorpe Arnold

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Jan-1968

Date of most recent amendment: 22-Mar-1991

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 190340

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History

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Details

WALTHAM LAG LANE (West side) SK 72 SE Thorpe Arnold 6/395 Church of St Mary the 1.1.68 Virgin (formerly listed as Church of St Mary the Virgin) GV II* Parish Church. C13, altered C14. Clerestory added and N aisle probably rebuilt C15. Nave re-roofed, tower, S aisle, porch and chancel arch rebuilt 1875-76 by R W Johnson. Chancel restored 1887. Coursed squared ironstone and limestone with limestone dressings, Swithland slate roof to chancel and porch, plain-tile roof to tower and lead roofs to nave and aisles. Chancel, aisled nave, S porch and W tower. 2-bay chancel has 3-light E window with intersecting tracery, 2-light windows to N and S with Y tracery, all with hood moulds and label stops. 2-light window to SW with straight head and ogee-arched heads to lights. Priest's door to S with stop-chamfered stone lintel. Nave has 3-window clerestory of 2-light windows with Perpendicular tracery with straight heads to N, and basket- arched heads to S, all with hood moulds. N aisle has 3-light E window with C19 foiled tracery, 3-light window to NE and 2-light windows to N-W and W end, all with C19 Decorated-style tracery and hood moulds. N door has double hollow-chamfered doorway and hood mould. S aisle has 3-light E window with intersecting tracery, larger 3-light window to S-E with similar tracery, 2-light window to S-W with quatrefoil to head and 2-light W window with Y tracery, all with hood moulds and label stops. Double hollow- chamfered S doorway with hood moulds and label stops, and old double plank door with wrought-iron hinges. Porch of 1875: shafts to doorway and small rectangular windows E and W with chamfered stone surrounds. Tower has 3 stages and lancet W window to bottom stage with hood mould and 2-light bell- chamber openings with quatrefoil to heads and hood moulds. Deep triple- chamfered plinth, string courses, pyramidal roof with weathervane to apex and ball-flower ornament to hollow-chamfered stone eaves. Aisles have off- set buttresses to angles. Interior: Chancel has ogee-arched piscina and C19 arch-braced collar truss roof. Double-chamfered chancel arch with polygonal responds. Nave has 3- bay arcades with moulded octagonal bases and capitals, octagonal piers, polygonal responds and double-chamfered arches. Capital to S-E respond has carved head flanked by lions heads. Perpendicular-style roof with C15 corbels supporting wall posts. Narrow double-chamfered tower-arch with polygonal responds innermost. Single arched Piscina in N aisle. Piscina in S aisle with trefoiled niche above. Font: Norman, circular, tub-shaped, with knight fighting dragon and two foliated crosses; octagonal moulding to base of bowl low octagonal stem and chamfered plinth. Pitch-pine choir stalls and pews. Stain-glass E window, S-E aisle window and W window of S aisle 1876 by Heaton Butler and Bayne.

Rev M T H Banks, Thorpe Arnold, The Story of its Church and People (Guide) 1980. Buildings of England, Leicestershire and Rutland 1984, p.406.

Listing NGR: SK7704620099

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Banks, Reverend Mr MTH - Title: Thorpe Arnold The Story of its Church and People - Date: 1980 - Type:
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N and Williamson, E - Title: The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland - Date: 1984 - Page References: 406

National Grid Reference: SK 77046 20099

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