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6. Four Village Churches in rural Leicestershire

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All can for part of a tourist car-trip by the visitor to rural Leicestershire

St John the Baptist Church, Kings Norton, Leicestershire

St Thomas Becket Church, Tugby, Leicestershire, England

St John the Baptist Church, Kings Norton. A splendid Gothic Rival Church designed by local architect John Wing the younger (1728-1794). It is a fine Georgian church and the rebuild was completed in one year, 1757, 1761 or 1770?

 

St Thomas Becket Church, Tugby, Leicestershire, England

A spire was added in 1775 to St John the Baptist Church, Kings Norton but was destroyed by fire in a storm in 1850 having been hit by lightning twice!


St Peter's Church, Gaulby, Leicestershire

St Peter's Church, Gaulby, Leicestershire, England

St Peter's Church, Gaulby. St Peter's Church, Gaulby. The medieval church has been substantially rebuilt in stages between 1741 and 1941 and no trace of the 12th century church remains. The 1741 architect was Mr Wing (senior, see work of 'junior' above)

 

St Peter's Church, Gaulby, Leicestershire, England

The first church was built in the early 12th century, the 2nd about 1500 and the 3rd in 1741 except the chancel. The tower is built of local brown ironstone and a cream limestone from Stamford or Rutland and note the 'Chinese' detailed pinnacles on the top of the 'classical' tower.


St Michael's Church, Illston-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire

St Michael's Church, Illston-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire, England

St Michael and All Angels Church in the ancient parish of Illston-on-the-Hill is a fine looking early 13th C church set in a very quiet village above the rolling Leicestershire countryside.

 

St Michael's Church, Illston-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire, England

The oldest features of St Michael's Church, Illston-on-the-Hill date from the 13th century.

 

St Michael's Church, Illston-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire, England

St Michael's Church, Illston-on-the-Hill


St Thomas a Becket Church, Tugby, Leicestershire

St Thomas a Becket Church, Tugby, Leicestershire, England

St Thomas Becket Church, Tugby is a lovely old medieval church but the lower part of the tower may be Saxon, the major part of it was built around 1100.

 

The south porch entrance to St Thomas Becket Church, Tugby, Leicestershire, England

The south porch entrance to St Thomas Becket Church, Tugby.

 

The Sunday peace and quiet of Tugby village with the church up on the hill in the background, Leicestershire, England.

The Sunday peace and quiet of Tugby village with the church up on the hill in the background.

 

The rolling countryside around Tugby village.

The rolling countryside around Tugby village. The rich cattle pastures of Leicestershire have been famous since the sixteenth century.

The Fox and Hounds freehouse in the Leicestershire village of Tugby, England

The lovely old Church of Thomas Becket in Tugby Village, Leicestershire, England

the rolling countryside around Tugby, Leicestershire, England

The Fox and Hounds free house in the Leicestershire village of Tugby is a good place for refreshment' after a lovely walk or drive in the rolling countryside around. Find time to visit the lovely old Church of Thomas Becket in Tugby Village, England.

 

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