|Date Listed||Tue 26th May, 1981|
|Category||Statutory Listed Building|
|Address||St Winifreds Church Belton Street Shepshed LE12 9BB|
|Volume, Map, Item||261, 8, 95|
Roman Catholic Church, now disused; 1842 by A W N Pugin for Ambrose Lisle Phillipps, who provided some of the labour and material from the Garendon Estate. Built of granite rubble with Swithland slate roof under the direction of Pugin. Very simple exterior, nave and 2 aisles under one roof. Small lancet windows, tripartite lancet in east gable end. Small gabled south (ritual) porch with side entrance and integral buttress. Later north (ritual) vestry and brick bell cote over west (ritual) gable. Simple, but damaged, interior. Arcades with double chamfered brick arches on octagonal sandstone piers. Remains of inscriptions and murals by Anselm Baher (1834-1885), an heraldic artist and Cisterian monk at Mount St Bernards Abbey, Leicestershire. Inscriptions read: Nave, south, ?Whosoever shall pray from this place hear then, O Lord, from heaven and shew mercy. 2 Saml. 2 Paral. 6/21?. Nave, north, ?I have loved the beauty of thy house, O Lord, and the place where thy glory dwelled. Ps.25:8?. Chancel, south, ?Hic est panis qui de Coelo descendit?. Chancel, north, ?Ecce Panis Factus cibus Viatorium?. End has angel either side of window and dove descending above. ?Sanctus Sanctus Sanctus W. Dominus Deus Sabaoth?.
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.