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Church of St Botolph

A Grade I Listed Building in Shepshed, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.7727 / 52°46'21"N

Longitude: -1.2884 / 1°17'18"W

OS Eastings: 448104

OS Northings: 319693

OS Grid: SK481196

Mapcode National: GBR 7JC.533

Mapcode Global: WHDHP.5KRR

Plus Code: 9C4WQPF6+3J

Entry Name: Church of St Botolph

Listing Date: 18 January 1950

Last Amended: 5 November 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236177

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427112

ID on this website: 101236177

Location: St Botolph's Church, 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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Parish Church, C13 west tower and spire. C15 nave, with clerestory and aisles, and
chancel, C19 north porch and south vestry, 1935. South transept with vestry by
Albert Herbert. C19 and C20 restorations. Of Charnwood granite rubble with ashlar
dressings and Swithland slate roofs. Perpendicular tracery to nave and chancel.
Three stage west tower lit by lancets, with angles clasped by buttresses. Two-light
bell chamber openings. Broach spire has 2-light lucernes with Y-tracery. Three-bay
nave has cruciform piers on tall bases. Roof dated 1636 and 1652 and renovated
1912. North aisle roof replaced 1952. Pointed chancel arch wth 2 continuously
chamfered orders. Chancel roof 1880. Medieval benches with heads and poppy heads
on the ends. C14 font. Pinscina in south aisle. Pulpit by R Norman Shaw (Andrew
Saint, Richard Norman Shaw, p 298). Chancel has piscina, C18 communion rail and a
series of very fine monuments to the Phillipps family of Garendon. (N Pevsner,
Leicestershire & Rutland, p 227; Harold Hack, Shepshed Parish Church). Many finely
carved Swithland slate headstones in the churchyard.

Listing NGR: SK4810419693

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