SK6917 : Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Frisby on the Wreake

taken 4 years ago, near to Frisby on The Wreake, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Frisby on the Wreake
Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Frisby on the Wreake
Late 19th century hand-drawn bier in the south transept.
The floor is composed of 18th and 19th century slate grave slabs.
Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Frisby on the Wreake
The church dates back to the 12th century but the only fabric of that period appears to be in the lower stages of the tower. The current aspect of the church is that of the 14th century rebuilding, with some later 15th century additions. The chancel was substantially rebuilt in 1848.

The church consists of West tower, nave and chancel with aisle which flank the tower. The north aisle extends beyond the nave including a 15th century chapel. The south aisle is relatively short merging with a spacious south transept, itself with a western aisle. There is no porch.

The external aspect is dominated by the local orange ironstone which forms the body of the church apart from the tower which is built in limestone ashlar. Much of the fenestration is 14th century, including the very fine south window of the transept in flamboyant Decorated style.

Inside the church is dominated by the fine 14th century arcades and chancel arch. There are a number of interesting mould stop carvings associated with these. Much of the roof timbering is original 15th century working including naturalistic and grotesque carvings.

No medieval fitments remain, but there is an interesting inscribed lead panel dated 1733 from the re-leading of the roof, rescued when the roof was repaired later.

The church is Listed Grade I.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 6 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Period (from Tags)
Late 19th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6959 1780 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.2005N 0:58.2224W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6959 1780
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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