SK6706 : Church of All Saints, Keyham

taken 8 months ago, near to Keyham, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Church of All Saints, Keyham
Church of All Saints, Keyham
Like its neighbour at Hungarton, this church is enclosed by churchyard trees and is essentially impossible to photograph complete.
Church of All Saints, Keyham, Leics.
A small church comprising nave and chancel with west tower and south porch.

The church probably dates back to the 13th century, although the Listing describes it as 15th/16th century when it was clearly much rebuilt, including the tower. There was the usual Victorian restoration, when it is likely that the nave windows were renewed, and the porch dates from this time. The east window is unusual and is thought to date to around 1600. A blocked door in the north wall of the nave is surmounted by a pair of grotesque carvings of the medieval period.

The tie beams in the nave are probably 15th century, but the rest of the roof structure is modern.

There is a delicately formed 18th century Georgian font and a Royal Coat of Arms of the period 1801-1816.

The church is Listed Grade II*.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 April, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 April, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Period (from Tags)
15th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6700 0651 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.1315N 1:0.6622W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6699 0650
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Parish Church  Grade II(star) Listed 

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