SK5907 : St Peter's Church, Belgrave Village, Leicester

taken 1 year ago, near to Birstall, Leicestershire, Great Britain

St Peter's Church, Belgrave Village, Leicester
St Peter's Church, Belgrave Village, Leicester
Belgrave House, Belgrave Hall and St Peter's Church, plus a couple of (now converted) ancillary buildings, occupy most of a short, privately(?) maintained, road, i.e. Church Road, in a hamlet-like setting. Loughborough Road is a 2-3 minute walk away on the other side of the church and Vicarage Lane, a more modern road of terraced and detached houses, lies to the photographer's left. The main part of the present church dates from the C13th century, although some features from the former C12th church have been preserved, including the south doorway (just visible on the left-hand margin of this photo) and the two lower stages of the tower. A north porch was added in 1912. Belgrave is regarded by some as the cradle of the Roman Catholic revival in Leicester. From at least the last quarter of the C17th until the early years of the C18th, the Byerley family of Belgrave Hall had a Franciscan chaplain, and the Franciscans were probably succeeded by Jesuits. There were said to be five Roman Catholics at Belgrave in 1676 and 18 Catholic families out of a total of 60 in 1709. The Dominican mission to Leicester was revived at Belgrave in 1746 and moved into the town in 1777. The church is Grade II* listed, redundant and apparently "For Sale".
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 18 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5930 0714 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.5249N 1:7.4838W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5931 0713
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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