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Latitude: 52.8134 / 52°48'48"N
Longitude: -0.8409 / 0°50'27"W
OS Eastings: 478219
OS Northings: 324610
OS Grid: SK782246
Mapcode National: GBR BNC.Q6R
Mapcode Global: WHFJV.1KV1
Entry Name: Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 1 January 1968
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1075015
English Heritage Legacy ID: 190257
Location: Scalford, Melton, Leicestershire, LE14
Civil Parish: Scalford
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Scalford with Wycombe and Chadwell
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
SK 782 Church of St Mary
Parish church. C12 and C13. Repaired C17. Restored 1865-6 by R W
Coursed squared ironstone with limestone dressings. Swithland slate roof to
chancel, nave and porch, copper roof to aisle and Welsh slate roof to tower.
Chancel, nave, S aisle, S porch and W tower. 1-bay chancel has two lancet
windows to E end with hood moulds; that to left with carved head to top of
arch. Paired lancet to S with hood mould and carved head to spandrel.
Blocked priests' door to S-W with Caernarvon-arched head. Limestone quoins
and stone-coped E gable.
Nave has C19 paired Caernarvon-arched windows in blocked arches of former N
arcade. S aisle has C19 paired lancet windows to S with hood moulds; small
blocked 2-light stone mullion window to W end at high level. C13 S doorway
with chamfer and C19 hood mould and label stops. Porch has doorway with
continuous chamfer outermost, chamfered arch innermost on polygonal
responds. Narrow rectangular 1-light windows to E and W with chamfered
Small 3-stage tower has lancet window to bottom stage W with hood mould,
small rectangular window to middle stage S with splayed limestone jambs and
ironstone lintel, and twin bell-chamber openings with octagonal central
shaft and hood mould.
Interior: Chancel has small piscina and aumbry with central square shaft
with moulded base and capital, chamfered jambs and lintels and spherical
triangular drain to piscina.
Nave has 3-bay arcades. N arcade is Norman and blocked. Circular piers
with square abaci, that to N-W with zigzag ornament, roll-moulding to N-E
pier and imposts to responds; plain round-headed arches. C13 S arcade has
octagonal piers with moulded bases and capitals with nailhead ornament,
polygonal responds and double-chamfered arches.
Tower arch has semi-circular responds with moulded bases and capitals and
double-chamfered round arch. W window of truer is round-headed inside and
has deep splay.
Norman font has circular, tub-shaped bowl with intersecting, beaded, round-
headed arches to liner part of bail, rather crudely executed.
Buildings of England Leics and Rutland, 1984, p.129.
Listing NGR: SK7821924610
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