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Former Church of St Paul

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6345 / 52°38'4"N

Longitude: -1.1532 / 1°9'11"W

OS Eastings: 457402

OS Northings: 304423

OS Grid: SK574044

Mapcode National: GBR FBK.DG

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.812M

Plus Code: 9C4WJRMW+RP

Entry Name: Former Church of St Paul

Listing Date: 21 March 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063905

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488539

Location: Fosse, Leicester, LE3

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Fosse

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Former church of St Paul

(Formerly listed as Church of St Paul)


Former church. 1870-71. By F.W Ordish and J.C Traylen. Mountsorrel granite rubble with limestone dressings. Slate roofs with stone-coped gables with kneelers. Chancel, south-east tower, north-east vestry, nave and aisles and north and south porches.

Early French Gothic style with buttresses. East end apse has five triple lancets each surmounted by a rose window under separate gables, with tall buttresses between. North east vestry has three-light window and a two-light window with plate tracery to east. To south of the chancel is the two-stage tower with hipped roof. Door with two-light window with plate tracery to south and staircase projection to east. Aisles have three-light windows and the nave clerestory above has two-light windows with plate tracery. Triple lancet with rose window above to west end. Gabled porches to north and south at west end of aisles.

INTERIOR. The high interior has chancel with stained glass to the easternmost window and elaborate reredos below of carved stone, marble and mosaic. Set of choir stalls and panelling to walls and low screen with iron gates. Boarded chancel roof on arched braces supported on wall posts rising from stone corbels. Stone and marble pulpit and wooden altar with painted panels at head of nave. Nave arcades of striped stone and brick on circular and octagonal piers with carved capitals. Nave roof, supported on wall posts rising from carved stone corbels, is of cusped arched braces pierced above which support two tiers of purlins and rafters which cross at the gable apex. Sets of pews in nave and aisles. Aisle windows have C19 and C20 stained glass, some by Burlison and Grylls and Morris and Co. In north aisle is an austere square font on base with colonnettes.

This fine lofty church has a careful use of materials outside and an impressive interior with nearly all of the fittings surviving.

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