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Church of St Bartholomew and Farnham Chapel

A Grade I Listed Building in Quorndon, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.744 / 52°44'38"N

Longitude: -1.1702 / 1°10'12"W

OS Eastings: 456117

OS Northings: 316589

OS Grid: SK561165

Mapcode National: GBR 8L1.YTJ

Mapcode Global: WHDHY.0926

Entry Name: Church of St Bartholomew and Farnham Chapel

Listing Date: 1 June 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1278876

English Heritage Legacy ID: 402785

Location: Quorndon, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Civil Parish: Quorndon

Built-Up Area: Quorn (Quorndon)

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Quorn St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text




1.6.66 Church of St.Bartholomew
and Farnham Chapel

Church. C12-C14 and 1842. Granite rubble stone with stone dressings and
buttresses and Welsh slate and lead-type roofs with stone coped gables,
cross finials and stone projecting stack and truncated ridge stack. W
tower, nave, N.aisle, Farnham Chapel (South aisle), chancel, N. organ
chamber and S. porch and priest's room. Tower of C14/C15 of 2 stages
with plinth, diagonal stepped buttresses, C19 small W door, W window,
S.W. stair, 4 2-light bell openings with hood moulds and label stops,
moulding with gargoyles, and battlements. Nave arch with moulding and
hollow chamfer above hollow chamfered polygonal responds. 4 bay N arcade
c1280 with double chamfered arches above octagonal piers and responds.
Across one bay a low stone screen with blank ogee headed and cusped
arcading remaining from original N chapel. Similar 2 bay S arcade with
low screen across both bays except for oak door. Wrought iron screen
above. Perp clerestory with 4 2-light flat-topped windows either side.
4 bay low-pitch tie beam roof renewed C20 after fire. Large N aisle of
1842, with N porch and blocked door. 7 windows with reticulated tracery,
the 7th being open to the later C19 N chancel organ chamber. The other
6 are filled with later C19 and early C20 stained glass, one by Percy
Bacon, London, 1907. 4 bay roof with curved braces and wall pieces from
stone corbels. A small piscina with cusped arch by E arcade respond remains
from former N chapel. Double chamfered chancel arch. Chancel has N window
with C19 stained glass, Perp E window with stained glass of 1862, and
2 S windows with C19 stained glass, one a low side window including in
frame a squint from Farnham Chapel. Piscina with ogee headed arch and
small S door. Of c1280, the Farnham Chapel and S porch and priests room
are under one roof and have stepped buttresses and angle buttresses.
E window with Reticulated tracery and 2 S windows with Y tracery. C19
stained glass. Small C19 S door to chapel. C19 boarded roof. 4 incised
slabs of earlier C16. Hanging monument to Thomas Farnham, died 1574,
and family. Kneeling high relief figures under 2 bay classical arcade.
Double monument to John Farnham, died 1587, and wife. 2 recumbent effigies
on ornamental tomb-chest with, on E wall, a relief showing military
encampment and almost full relief figure of soldier. "Outstandingly good
and attributed by Mrs. Esdaile to Epiphanius Evesham" (Pevsner). Further
wall monuments of mid C19 and by Bacon, 1817. C12 S doorway with
spiral-fluted shafts and zigzag in arch. Porch has 2 bays of
single-chamfered rib-vaulting. Perp octagonal font, C19 brass lectern
and C18 and C19 wall monuments in chancel. The Farnham Chapel is under
the separate ownership of the Farnham family, settled in Quorn since
c1260. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK5611716589

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

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