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Misterton – St. Leonard.

   Posted by: churches    in Harborough District, Leicestershire

St. Leonard - Misterton St. Leonard - Misterton

The parish church of St. Leonard is mostly a C14 building with a broached spire on the west tower.

South aisle window, St Leonard - Misterton South aisle window, St Leonard

South aisle window detail misterton 029

The early C14 south aisle window has Victorian stained glass and is dated 1878. The stained glass in the east window is Victorian.

C16 carved bench end Octagonal C19 font C16 carved bench end

The octagonal font is also C19 as are the pews, however some of the bench ends are reused C16.

Effigy of Sir Michael Poulteney Effigy of Sir Michael Poulteney

The chancel contains two alabaster chest tombs. Against the south wall is the C16 effigy of Sir Michael Poulteney (d1567) in armour with helmet, crowned with a saracen’s head, and lion at his feet.

Effigy of Sir Michael Poulteney Monument to John Poulteney

The tomb against the north chancel wall is a monument to to John Poulteney (d1637) has a plain black top and shields in strap work cartouches around the sides.

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