Church of St Mary in the Elms, Forest Road, Woodhouse (Grade II*)

Geo: 52.7313, -1.2040
Date ListedWed 1st June, 1966
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressChurch of St Mary in the Elms Forest Road Woodhouse LE12 8TZ
GradeGrade II*
Grid ReferenceSK5385015150
Volume, Map, Item286, 1, 160
WardForest Bradgate
Conservation AreaWoodhouse Forest Road

Church of C15, C17 and C19. Granite and slate rubble stone and dressed stone and Swithland slate roofs with stone coped gables and cross finials. Moulding band beneath nave window sills. W tower; nave and chancel under one roof; N aisle and S porch and SW vestry. Tower of three stages, lower part of c1450 with upper part and tall pyramid roof of 1844 and later C19. W arch to nave. W lancet with C19 stained glass. Flat topped 1 light window on 2nd stage S wall. Small two storey NW extension. Three 2 light flat topped bell openings and rubble stone stack with ashlar flue on E side above nave roof. Gilded weathercock on roof. Nave walls partly of C15 with buttresses and on S side seven C17 2 light windows with cambered lintels. Mainly C19 stained glass (one window 1845 by Warrington), but fragments of heraldic glass of 1450. N aisle of 1878with two bay arcade: double chamfered arches onto circular pier. Four windows, three with stained glass of 1943, 1928 and 1892. Further C17 2 light on N wall of chancel with further fragments of 1450 stained glass. 5 light perp E window renewed 1858 with stained glass by Hedgeland. Hoodmould and label stops outside. C19 triple purlin roof with collars and struts covers nave and chancel. C19 S porch and C19 SW vestry possibly C17 in part. Blocked S door to chancel. Pulpit of 1615 with tall back panel; C18 and C19 wall monuments; possibly medieval font; linenfold panelling in chancel brought in, partly C16/C17. In N aisle organ screen are four fragments of C16 wood carving, one dated 1597.

The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.

Statutory Listing covers all parts of the property and its curtilage, ie all internal and external elements whether described or not.