SK7624 : Church of St Egelwin, Scalford

taken 3 years ago, near to Scalford, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Church of St Egelwin, Scalford
Church of St Egelwin, Scalford
North aisle arcade with (mainly) foliage capitals.
Church of St Egelwin the Martyr, Scalford
A fine church whose Perpendicular period tower dominates the village. The church consists of aisled nave with chancel, south porch and west tower, the north aisle extending alongside the chancel.

The body of the church is 13th century, from which period the 5-bay aisle arcades remain. These are clearly of slightly different date as the south arcade has plain capitals with nail-head decoration, the north arcade having 3 of its 4 columns with stiff-leaf decoration. The chancel arch responds have similar decoration interspersed with carved heads.

Aisle windows generally have Decorated period tracery, and the clerestory is a 15th century addition in perpendicular style.

The tower arch is tall and narrow, again typical of the 15th century, the tower itself being rebuilt in 1639.

Internal features include a pair of tomb niches in the north aisle with two orders of ball-flower decoration, one being cut by the arch separating the aisle form the former chapel at its eastern end.

There are two early 16th century brass memorial tablets, one quite crudely executed, in the chancel and south aisle.

The font is 19th century but very distinctive, being carved from local alabaster and inset with terracotta panels, one depicting the baptism of Christ.

The nave roof has a series of finely carved bosses with heads at the main intesections, probably 19th century.

The church is Listed Grade II*.

The churchyard includes a pair of Listed Grade II tomb chests as well as a medieval churchyard cross, also Listed Grade II.
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 November, 2016   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 29 November, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Period (from Tags)
13th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7630 2413 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.5598N 0:52.1701W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7628 2412
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Aisle Arcade  Early English Style 

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