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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Lubenham, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.477 / 52°28'37"N

Longitude: -0.9631 / 0°57'47"W

OS Eastings: 470524

OS Northings: 287072

OS Grid: SP705870

Mapcode National: GBR BS8.PBG

Mapcode Global: VHDQS.8Z6Z

Plus Code: 9C4XF2GP+RQ

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061473

English Heritage Legacy ID: 191365

ID on this website: 101061473

Location: All Saints' Church, Lubenham, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

Civil Parish: Lubenham

Built-Up Area: Lubenham

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Lubenham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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SP 7087-7187 (north and west side)

7/38 Church of All Saints

Parish church. Late C12, early and late C13, early C14, C15, C17, C18, C19,
restored 1900 by Gotch and Saunders of Kettering, further restored and re-roofed
1934-5. West tower, nave, north aisle, south aisle, south porch, chancel, north
chapel. Coursed ironstone rubble with ashlared limestone dressings. Lead roofs.
Coped parapets. West tower, late C13, 2 stages, upper stage probably added
c1600. Double chamfered plinth, plain first stage band, then above, a moulded
band and crenellated parapet. Diagonal buttresses of c1400, with coped set-offs
at north-west and south-west corners. West elevation has plain doorway probably
inserted 1727, with wooden lintel and plank door. Above,a 2-light window with a
straight hoodmould. Above again, a 2-light bell-opening with chamfered jambs.
North, south and east elevations have similar bell-openings. North aisle has
north doorway with C13 round arch with hoodmould. To west, a buttress followed by
a C19 3-light window with straight hoodmould, in Perpendicular style. To east, a
buttress, followed by a similar window, then another buttress, followed by a
3-light C17 window with square frame and ovolo-moulded mullions. Then another
buttress followed by a C17 doorway with 4-centred arch and hoodmould. 3-bay
clerestory with 2-light C15 window with hoodmoulds. North chapel rebuilt c1600,
with diagonal buttress at north-east corner, C14 north window and 3-light east
window with hoodmould. Chancel walls raised in C15. East wall has C14 diagonal
buttresses, cill band, and large C14 5-light window with 4-centred arch, restored
in C19. South wall has, from east to west, a 2-light window with hoodmould and
headstops, followed by a buttress, then another 2-light window with hoodmould, and
then a C20 boilerhouse stack. Band above indicates start of raised wall. South
aisle, late C13, from east to west, a buttress followed by a C19 3-light window
with hoodmould. Then the south porch, rebuilt 1861 with ashlar coped gable and
slate roof. Chamfered, pointed arch doorway with hoodmould. East and west walls
have single 3-light windows with hoodmoulds. To west of porch, one bay of south
aisle was demolished in C15 and a 3-light window with Perpendicular tracery and
hoodmould inserted in blocked bay. Clerestory has from east to west, a 3-light
window with square frame and cavetto-moulded jambs and mullions, followed by a
2-light window with ogee head tracery, and hoodmould, then a buttress and then a
3-light window with hoodmould. Interior: late C13 double-chamfered pointed tower
arch with hoodmould and double-shaftedpiers with moulded capitals and bases. Nave
arcades probably late C13, 3 bays on north, 2 on south, the south-west bay
blocked. Late C13 double-chamfered pointed arches with continuous hoodmoulds.
North arcade, central bay has 2 flat,circular piers that to west with octagonal
moulded capital, that to east with square abacus with stiff-leaf carving to its
underside, and carved faces at corners, probably c1200. Above the west capital
the hoodmould springs from 2 corbelled heads. South arcade piers are polygonal
with moulded capitals and bases. Late C13 double-chamfered chancel arch with much
of hoodmould gone, with polygonal piers with capitals and bases. Rood stair
doorways on both sides of chancel arch. North aisle, east end has pointed arch
entry into north chapel. North chapel, south wall has damaged piscina and
sedilia of c1300, and reset C13 corbels. Squint with damaged C14 tracery. North
and east walls clad with C17 and C18 panelling, including an inner porch to north
door, with fluted pilasters at corners. Chancel, north wall has large, chamfered
round arch with hoodmould, on circular piers, then a squint from north chapel,
then a canopied recess with triple shafts and fillets and cinquefoil arch with
heads at points of coping. On each side, a damaged pinnacle on a corbel; probably
C14, possibly an Easter Sepulchre. Trefoil head piscina below west window of
south wall. C15 nave roof, restored in 1860 and 1934-5. C19 octagonal font. C19
organ. Damaged early C17 pew in south aisle, with panelled sides and door with
balustraded screen above. Box pews and 2-decker pulpit with sounding board,
1812. C17 chair, and altar table of oak with large, turned legs, reputedly
removed from Old Hall, Lubenham. Fragments of medieval screen and poppy head
bench ends, against south wall of nave. Hanoverian coat of arms in square frame
above chancel arch. Monuments: Chancel has C19 tablets to Bullivant family, and
two C18 marble tablets to Wright family. C19 tablet on east side of nave to
Bosworths of Papillon Hall.
VCH, V, 227-8.

Listing NGR: SP7052487072

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