SK8029 : St Guthlac's church, Branston

taken 5 years ago, near to Branston, Leicestershire, Great Britain

St Guthlac's church, Branston
St Guthlac's church, Branston
Grade II* listed
A church with west tower, late 14th C steeple, 13th C nave and aisles. The chancel was altered in 13th C.
The present church is built of sandstone with limestone dressings and shows signs of an earlier 12th century building. The font is Norman. The present south door is 10ft high and the south porch rebuilt in 1872 and south aisle restored 1895. The north aisle has 3 pillars with Norman nailhead decorations and 3 early English arches. The nave clearly shows the clerestory was added later than the older part of the church, probably 1200-1300. The vestry was built as the original organ chamber in 1880.
The chancel has an alabaster floor slab to John Spethyn, 1460.


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SK8029, 77 images   (more nearby )
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Contributed by
Julian P Guffogg   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 12 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 31 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Church (from Tags)
St Guthlacs 
Place (from Tags)
Branston 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8097 2951 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:51.4202N 0:47.9343W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8098 2950
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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