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Church of St Dionysius

A Grade I Listed Building in Market Harborough, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.4786 / 52°28'42"N

Longitude: -0.9213 / 0°55'16"W

OS Eastings: 473355

OS Northings: 287285

OS Grid: SP733872

Mapcode National: GBR BSB.MWG

Mapcode Global: VHDQS.ZY8T

Entry Name: Church of St Dionysius

Listing Date: 25 June 1952

Last Amended: 25 July 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074439

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189621

Location: Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

Town: Harborough

Electoral Ward/Division: Market Harborough-Great Bowden and Arden

Built-Up Area: Market Harborough

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Market Harborough St Dionysius

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text


911/1/1 Church of St Dionysius



Parish Church originally built as a Chapel of St Mary in Arden (qv) during the earlier part of the C13. Architectural features of present church mainly C14 and C15. The town is dominated by the early C14 grey ashlar tower with its fine crocketed brooch spire. Rest of church in coursed sandstone rubble with crenellated parapet. Buttresses. Nave and Chancel with Clerestory windows, Aisles and North and South Porches. Crocketed cross as finial at east end of both Nave and Chancel. South face of tower has large sundial.
Inside, galleries of 1836 remain. Fine achievement of Royal Arms of 1660 at West end. Good C15 timber roof was restored, in same style, in 1954. Fragments of medieval wall painting discovered in 1959 at east end of North Aisle. The Church of St Dionysius is a prominent feature of many near and distant views of the town. It is also the dominant feature of several town centre groups.

Listing NGR: SP7335587285

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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