religious buildings churches cathedrals etc in Leicestershire
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Churches & Cathedrals in Leicestershire

Heritage sites also including abbeys, religious monuments in Leicestershire...

Leicestershire Cathedrals, Historic Churches, Abbeys

Staunton Harold Church

Staunton Harold, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 1RW
Tel: 01332 863822 (Calke Abbey)    Fax: 01332 865272

Staunton Harold Church Ashby-de-la-Zouch Photo © Tammy Winand
Staunton Harold Church -
Photo: Tammy Winand CCL


Imposing church built in 1653, with fine panelled interior.

Set in attractive parkland, this is one of the few churches built between the outbreak of the English Civil War and the restoration of the monarchy, representing an open act of defiance to Cromwell’s Puritan regime by its creator, Sir Robert Shirley.

The interior retains its original 17th-century cushions, carved woodwork and painted ceilings.

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Leicester Cathedral

The Cathedral Centre, 21 St. Martin's, Leicester, LE1 5DE
Tel: 0116 261520    Fax: 0116 248 7470
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The Normans built the original church 900 years ago. Rebuilt and enlarged between the 13th and 15th centuries it became the 'Civic Church' with strong links with the merchants and guilds (Guildhall). Further restoration and building took place just over 100 years ago by the Victorian Architect, Raphael Brandon, who was responsible for the addition of a 220ft spire.

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Leicestershire Historic Churches Trust

Mrs Janet C. Arthur, 20 Gumley Road, Smeeton Westerby, Leicestershire, LE8 0LT
Tel: 0116 279 3995
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An organization dedicated to the preservation of historic churches in Leicestershire.  Includes many links to churches of interest.

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