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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
Entry Name: Church of St Botolph
Listing Date: 18 January 1950
Last Amended: 5 November 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1236177
English Heritage Legacy ID: 427112
Location: Shepshed, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12
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
Church of St Botolph
(formerly listed under Queen Street)
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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