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Church of the Holy Rood

A Grade II* Listed Building in Packington, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.727 / 52°43'37"N

Longitude: -1.4705 / 1°28'13"W

OS Eastings: 435856

OS Northings: 314499

OS Grid: SK358144

Mapcode National: GBR 6HD.117

Mapcode Global: WHDHS.DQ09

Plus Code: 9C4WPGGH+QR

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Rood

Listing Date: 24 November 1965

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361255

English Heritage Legacy ID: 187956

Location: Packington, North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, LE65

County: Leicestershire

Civil Parish: Packington

Built-Up Area: Packington

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Packington The Holy Rood

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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SK 31 SE
Church of the
24.11.65 Holy Rood
Church of C13 and later, with C19 chancel. Ashlar. W tower, nave, aisles
and chancel. Tower of 3 stages with bands, battlements, and 4 bell
openings with Y tracery and hood moulds. W. window with Y tracery and
external steps up to sill. Tower arch possibly C13. Aisles with stepped
buttresses, N. parapetted. N. aisle has 3 3-light mullions, 2 with
pointed, 1 with curved, arched heads. Hollowed chamfers. N. door.
2-light N.W. window. S. aisle has early C20 S porch, C19 S.E. window
with Curvilinear tracery and other windows with hood moulds though tracery
removed. C19 chancel with buttresses and plain tile roof, twin lancet
E. window, and other windows with Curvilinear tracery. Parapetted nave
has 4 bay Perp clerestory with simple 2-light mullions. 4 bay arcade
with octagonal piers and double chamfered arches. Final bay of nave
and aisle blocked off to form vestries. Simple low pitched truss roof,
ceiling plastered. Chancel has boarded 4-sided roof. 6 later C14 bench
ends carved with quatrefoils, foliage and head. In S. aisle cusped arched
niche and 2 C15/C16 incised slabs. In N. aisle raised fine incised slab
to Raphe Leeson, died 1587, and 2 wives. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK3585614499

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