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ISBN 1-871344-25-5     Price: UK £6.50     International £8.50

The Historic Parish Churches of Leicestershire and RutlandCategory: Leicestershire Local History

Key Subjects:
English History

Leonard Cantor
The Historic PARISH CHURCHES of Leicestershire and Rutland

Published: November 2000
Size 120 pages 200 x 210mm
210 b/w photographs, 2 diagrams
Format paperback

This book by Leonard Cantor provides a new depth of insight into the remarkable range of truly ancient parish churches which are too easily taken for granted across Leicestershire and Rutland.

Part One of the book gives an extensive overview of the history of these churches, looking at the architecture, the forces which enabled such ambitious buildings to be built, and the shear weight of history which they embody. From Anglo-saxon fragments and sculptures, the two counties have superb examples of Norman, Gothic, Georgian and Victorian Church architecture,a nd the development in styles and techniques is both described and illustrated. There are also substantial feature boxes, covering Spires; Building Materials; Fonts; Monuments and Tombs; and Stained Glass Windows.

Part Two is a gazetteer of 62 of the most important historic Parish Churches, as selected by the author, featuring a wide range of locations and styles from ancient Norman buildings, through soaring gothic structures, to the elegance of Georgian building, which can be found in City centres, market towns, large and small villages, and remote rural locations.

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Churches featuring in the Gazetteer

Allexton, St Peter
Appleby Magna, St Michael
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, St Helen
Ashby Folville, St Mary
Barkby, St Mary
Bottesford, St Mary the Virgin
Breedon-on-the-Hill, St Mary and St Hardulph
Castle Donington, St Edward King and Martyr
Church Langton, St Peter
Claybrooke Parva, St Peter
Croxton Kerrial, St Botolph and St John Baptist
Eastwell, St Michael
Edmondthorpe, St Michael and All Angels
Gaddesby, St Luke
Hallaton, St Michael and All Angels
Kegworth, St Andrew
Kingís Norton, St John Baptist
Kirby Bellars, St Peter
Leicester Cathedral, St Martin
Leicester, All Saints
Leicester, St Margaret
Leicester, St Mary de Castro
Leicester, St Nicholas
Lockington, St Nicholas
Loughborough, All Saints
Lubenham, All Saints
Market Harborough, St Dionysius
Melton Mowbray, St Mary
Nevill Holt, St Mary
Noseley, St Mary
Orton-on-the-Hill, St Edith
Peatling Magna, All Saints
Queniborough, St Mary
Stapleford, St Mary Magdalen
Staunton Harold, Holy Trinity
Stockerston, St Peter
Stoke Golding, St Margaret
Theddingworth, All Saints
Thornton, St Peter
Tilton-on-the-Hill, St Peter
Twycross, St James
Wistow, St Wistan
Withcote Chapel

Brooke, St Peter
Clipsham, St Mary
Egleton, St Edmund
Empingham, St Peter
Essendine, St Mary
Exton, St Peter And St Paul
Great Casterton, St Peter and St Paul
Ketton, St Mary the Virgin
Langham, St Peter and St Paul
Little Casterton, All Saints
Lyddington, St Andrew
North Luffenham, St John Baptist
Oakham, All Saints
Ryhall, St John Evangelist
Stoke Dry, St Andrew
Teigh, Holy Trinity
Tickencote, St Peter
Tixover, St Luke
Whissendine, St Andrew

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