SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton

taken 3 years ago, near to Egleton, Rutland, Great Britain

Church of St Edmund, Egleton
Church of St Edmund, Egleton
The 18th century rebuild of the upper tower and spire.
Church of St Edmund, Egleton
The church consists of nave and chancel with south porch and west tower.

The oldest parts are the south and east walls of the nave, dating from the 12th century. The most evident surviving work of this period are the chancel arch and the south doorway. The 14th century saw the addition of a north aisle, but this was removed at an unspecified date and the arcade walled up, although it is still very clear both internally and externally. The outer doorway of the porch is of this time, although the porch was rebuilt much later. The chancel was added in the 15th century, when the large windows in the south wall were also inserted. The tower was rebuilt in the 18th century, apparently following a fire, when the spire was added.

Internally the fine Norman chancel arch immediately takes the eye. Of the same period is the square font. Medieval timberwork includes the chancel screen, now moved to the west end of the nave, and a few poppyhead pew ends. There is a much faded Royal Hatchment painted on the plaster above the chancel arch. Other fittings are 19th century or later.

The church is Listed Grade I. Information is taken from the church's own leaflet and the Victoria County History. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Saturday, 13 February, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8758 0753 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.5058N 0:42.3975W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8761 0752
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Church Tower  Church Spire 

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