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Church of St Michael

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cranoe, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.5503 / 52°33'0"N

Longitude: -0.8783 / 0°52'41"W

OS Eastings: 476153

OS Northings: 295305

OS Grid: SP761953

Mapcode National: GBR BRM.0RK

Mapcode Global: VHDQM.Q5J9

Plus Code: 9C4XH42C+4M

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061695

English Heritage Legacy ID: 190777

Location: Cranoe, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

Civil Parish: Cranoe

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Cranoe St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Parish Church. Almost entirely rebuilt by J.G. Bland of Market Harborough
in 1849, retaining the C13 and C14 tower. Coursed ironstone rubble with ashlar
dressings. Plain tiled roofs. West tower, nave and chancel. Tower is built
into sloping ground, of three stages, the lowest apparently C13 of ironstone
and limestone squared rubble. Small western lancet. Paired foiled lights
to bell chamber. Embattled parapet. Buttressed nave, with plinth and sill
course. Windows of 2 and 3 foiled lights in Decorated style. Large south
porch, buttressed and with coped gable, the outer arch shafted and hollow chamfered,
and Perpendicular style lights in east and west walls. Embattled parapets
to nave, the embattling continuing over the steep east gable. Ridge cresting.
Decorated windows in buttressed chancel 2 and 3-lights to south, 3 to east.
Plain parapet, decorative tiles and ridge cresting.
Inside a wide nave with chamfered west tower arch on Victorian corbels. Interior
of south door has Perpendicular style stilted arch. King post roof with long
raking braces from angel corbels. Shafted and hollow chamfered chancel arch
flanked by commandment boards. Small chancel, only the altar raised above
the general floor level. Encaustic tiles. C13 font, a rough round basin.
Stained glass : all windows have small angel figures in upper lights. The
east window is a memorial to a member of the Brudenall family of 1846 by Powell;
a lacy pattern with geometric design incorporating heraldic emblems and a central
panel depicting the deposition from the cross. South east window of nave is
a memorial to a Count of Cardigan who died in 1868 and although the colour
is garish, the detail, the Good Samaritan story, is delicate and mediaeval
in feel. Nave north east window of 1875, the rich colours and mannered style
owing much to the Preraphaelite movement.

Listing NGR: SP7615395305

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