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Church of St Matthew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Worthington, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.7822 / 52°46'55"N

Longitude: -1.3987 / 1°23'55"W

OS Eastings: 440652

OS Northings: 320679

OS Grid: SK406206

Mapcode National: GBR 7J1.F6H

Mapcode Global: WHDHM.HB5G

Plus Code: 9C4WQJJ2+VG

Entry Name: Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 24 November 1965

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361236

English Heritage Legacy ID: 187856

Location: Worthington, North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, LE65

County: Leicestershire

Civil Parish: Worthington

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Worthington St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Multi-period parish church, dating back to c12, but largely of c13. Sandstone
rubble throughout, though quality of coursing varies between east and west ends,
single-celled, no aisles, integral nave & chancel. At west end, a tile-hung
bell turret. South doorway a plain round-headed arch with voussoirs, within brick
porch with crow-stepped gable. Various window types from different periods of
build. Earliest is in north wall, a single-splayed round-headed opening, flush to
external wall face. Several other single-splayed windows are lancets, some with
slightly trefoiled heads. Other windows are of Y tracery, with hood moulds
externally. Chancel has string course and a south door with double chamfered
arch, and a blocked low-side window. East window of single tracery. End built
up to gable with brick. Interior has c19 roof and fittings, through pulpit &
panelling behind altar may be c18. Plain wood screen separates chancel. Font,
c15, octagonal, & decorated with tracery and shields.

Listing NGR: SK4065220679

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