St Michael & All Angels

With its stone tower and spire, and windows of the Decorated period, from the outside Appleby Magna looks every inch a medieval church, which is what it is, and an excellent example of its kind.

Appleby Magna, Leicestershire

Opening times

Open daily, dawn to dusk.


Church Lane
Appleby Magna
DE12 7BB

But the interior was given a complete overhaul in the first four decades of the 19th century, transforming it into a space with very high ceilings culminating in plastered rib vaulting.

At the same time the furnishings were completely renewed, box pews were installed throughout and the west gallery was rebuilt.

The north and south doors were closed off, and the main entrance became the west door under the tower. The chancel was remodelled during the 1870s.

The oldest part of the church is the chapel in the north east corner. Here is the battered effigy of Sir Edmund de Appleby, who fought with Edward III at the Battle of Crecy in 1346. His moated manor house was just to the east of the church.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

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