SP6289 : Knaptoft-Ruined Church

taken 6 years ago, near to Shearsby, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Knaptoft-Ruined Church
Knaptoft-Ruined Church
The Church of Saint Nicholas is now roofless but still contains headstones and the stone font. It is thought to have been sacked and destroyed by Oliver Cromwell's Roundhead forces after the Battle of Naseby in June 1645 whilst in pursuit of the fleeing defeated Royalist army. Certainly a skirmish occurred here, confirmed by archaeological finds. The church is said to be haunted. Church services are still held at the church at 3pm on the third Sunday of June, July, August & September.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 6274 8957 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:30.0259N 1:4.6321W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 6274 8957
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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