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Church of St Winifride

A Grade II Listed Building in Shepshed, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.7736 / 52°46'24"N

Longitude: -1.2927 / 1°17'33"W

OS Eastings: 447810

OS Northings: 319789

OS Grid: SK478197

Mapcode National: GBR 7JC.3Z6

Mapcode Global: WHDHP.3KP1

Entry Name: Church of St Winifride

Listing Date: 26 May 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074494

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189466

Location: Shepshed, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Civil Parish: Shepshed

Built-Up Area: Shepshed

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Shepshed St Botolph

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

SK 4719

(south side)
Church of St Winifride


Roman Catholic Church, now disused; 1842 by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin for Ambrose Lisle Phillipps, who provided some of the labour and material from the Garendon Estate. Built of granite rubble with Swithland slate roof under the direction of Pugin. Very simple exterior, nave and 2 aisles under one roof. Small lancet windows, tripartite lancet in east gable end. Small gabled south (ritual) porch with side entrance and integral buttress. Later north (ritual) vestry and brick bell cote over west (ritual) gable. Simple, but damaged, interior. Arcades with double chamfered brick arches on octagonal sandstone piers. Remains of inscriptions and murals by Anselm Baher (1834-1885), an heraldic artist and Cisterian monk at Mount St Bernards Abbey, Leicestershire. Inscriptions read: Nave, south, "Whosoever shall pray from this place hear then, O Lord, from heaven and shew mercy. 2 Saml. 2 Paral. 6/21". Nave, north, "I have loved the beauty of thy house, O Lord, and the place where thy glory
dwelled. Ps.25:8". Chancel, south, "Hic est panis qui de Coelo descendit".
Chancel, north, "Ecce Panis Factus cibus Viatorium". End has angel either side of window and dove descending above. "Sanctus Sanctus Sanctus W. Dominus Deus

Listing NGR: SK4781019789

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

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