Archive for August, 2021

exterior view of church Curvilinear Window Tracery

The church of St Peter at Market Bosworth was built from the early to mid C14.

Chancel from naveNave from chancel

View of chancel from nave and of the nave from the chancel.

C14 FontDetail of font

The hexagonal font is C14 and consists of sculpted shields beneath ogee arches.

Stained glass east window by Kempe

The five light east window is by Kempe (1900) and shows the Annunciation, Madonna and child, and Epiphany. Another three light window in the south aisle is by Kempe and consists of St George, St Peter, and the Virgin Mary.

Stained glassGood SamaritanMadonna and child

Other stained glass in the church are Chist surrounded by the four evangelists, the good Samaritan, and a mid C20 Madonna and Child.

Supper at Emmanus

The stained glass window depicting the Supper at Emmaus is dated 1925 and dedicated to the rector Percy Harris Bowers.

Wolston Dixie monumentReverend John Dixie MonumentDetail John Dixie Monument

There are two monuments of note an early C19 casket dedicated to Wolston Dixie, his wife and nine children. The old monument is of the Reverend John Dixie (d1719) which is a reclining woman and roccoco cartouche.

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Exterior of churchAda Lovelace monument

Early C14 decorated church with perpendicular tower. The church yard contains the memorial to Ada Augusta Lovelace, the mathematician daughter of Lord Byron, who is reputed to have written the first computer program, alongside Charles Babbage.

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Elmesthorpe – St Mary

   Posted by: churches    in Blaby District, Leicestershire

Church exteriorEast window exteriorExterior chancel window

Early C14 parish church of St Mary at Elmesthorpe, Leicestershire. The roof of the nave has collapsed leaving just a two bay chancel. The windows have curvilinear tracery, the east window of five lights, and the chancel windows two lights.

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