St Bartholomew


The church was built in the C12 with aisleless nave and tower of which the lower part survives; it was widened in C13, with further work on the tower and chancel in C14 and C15.  Finely carved octagonal font dates from early C15.  Anglo-Norse wheel-headed cross in the churchyard - the only complete pre-conquest cross in Leicestershire; 7'9" tall dating from C10 or early C11.  There are 7 medieval wood carvings of green men in the church and the nave roof rests on 16 ancient stone carved corbels. The church was restored in C19 by Woodyer, generally sympathetically. It has a fine light peal of 8 bells and is well supported by the village. It is a 1/4  mile out of the village on high ground, giving it wonderful views over the  countryside.

Since 2011 the lead and copper has been stolen from the roof of the nave on a number of occasions. A significant grant from the LPWRRF to repair the roof was awarded in March. There is also work to be done on the stone work which is exposed to the elements, and some parts of the wooden floor are suffering from decay and need repairing. The project will create a new drainage system, including a soakaway, to carry rainwater away from the building. 

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