SK9205 : Church of St Mary, Edith Weston

taken 3 years ago, near to Edith Weston, Rutland, Great Britain

Church of St Mary, Edith Weston
Church of St Mary, Edith Weston
Oak parish chest in the south aisle.
St Mary's church, Edith Weston
Grade I listed

The church is not specifically mentioned in the Domesday book but it dates back to the 12th century.

There is a western tower, nave with aisles, chancel, north and south chancel chapels, south transept and south porch.
The tower is from the 14th century with battlements and crocketted pinnacles. The spire has two tiers of lucarnes.

The three Bay north aisle dates from the 12th century, with circular piers and waterleaf capitals. At the east end there is a modern stained-glass window of Jesus and the disciples apparently on Rutland Water, (the window does not open to the outside, but into the north chancel chapel behind the organ).
The south arcade is from the 13th century, also with circular piers. There is a perpendicular clerestory.
The chancel arch dates from the 12th century, but the chancel was rebuilt in 1866 with two ribbed vaults and a sedilia with blank arcading. The reredos is by Sir George Frampton.
The north chancel Chapel is 19th-century but with a 14th century window and some stone from the original chancel.
There is an organ by Samuel Green of London from 1787.
The south chancel Chapel is also 19th-century and has stained-glass from 1936.
The south transept is from the early 15th century, and has a perpendicular window.

In the 18th century the south porch was added. There are also a series of wall monuments from this time which were removed from Normanton church including one to Sir Gilbert Heathcote died 1733.
There is a memorial plaque to those burials that were transferred from nearby St Matthew's church Normanton when Rutland Water was created. They were removed for cremation in 1971.

The square font is possibly 13th century.

There is also glass by Hugh Arnold of 1912.
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Date Taken
Monday, 22 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Thursday, 25 February, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9272 0534 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:38.2737N 0:37.8763W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9272 0534
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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