Church of St Andrew, Kegworth :: Shared Description

A feature of the church is that it derives largely from a single period of build. It dates from the 14th century, although incorporating the lower part of the tower of an earlier 13th century church. The upper part of the tower and spire are 14th and 15th century, and the clerestory is the traditional 15th century addition.

The layout is described as cruciform, with aisled nave and transepts, but instead of the normal transverse ridges of the transepts in a traditional cruciform church, the transepts are formed by what is structurally an 'outer aisle' with ridges parallel to the nave. The aisle roofs continue through to the east wall of the transepts. From the air at least, the layout is of an aisled nave with separate chapels outside the aisles. Internally, the transepts from a true cruciform layout, with arches from the nave which are twice as wide as the aisle arcade arches which they adjoin.

The windows uniformly have reticulated tracery of the 14th century, although much of the masonry was renewed during the 19th century restoration (1859-60).

Internally, a striking feature is the original 15th tie-beam roof with its fine carved bosses. There are carved wooden figures on the supporting corbels, the majority of which are 19th century, but thought to be copied from the originals. One original does survive on the south side of the nave.

Also of note is the large royal coat of arms over the chancel arch, Suclpted from plaster, this is an early example, dated 1684, from the reign of Charles II. It was restored and repainted in 1935.

The church is Listed Grade II*.
by Alan Murray-Rust
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SK4826 : Church of St Andrew, Kegworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4826 : Church of St Andrew, Kegworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4826 : Church of St Andrew, Kegworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4826 : Church of St Andrew, Kegworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4826 : Church of St Andrew, Kegworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4826 : Church of St Andrew, Kegworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4826 : Church of St Andrew, Kegworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4826 : Church of St Andrew, Kegworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4826 : Church of St Andrew, Kegworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4826 : Church of St Andrew, Kegworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4826 : Church of St Andrew, Kegworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4826 : Church of St Andrew, Kegworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4826 : Church of St Andrew, Kegworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4826 : Church of St Andrew, Kegworth by Alan Murray-Rust


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Created: Tue, 19 Jun 2018, Updated: Tue, 19 Jun 2018

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