St Mary's Wymeswold
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 48.330 W 001° 06.397
30U E 627629 N 5852314
Quick Description: Fourteenth century church of St Mary, Wymeswold
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/1/2013 1:49:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMH6XB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Jyrki&Sari
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Long Description:
St Mary's church was restored in 1844 by A. W. N. Pugin. It contains the Leeke memorial to Judge William Leeke who was Lord of the Manor of Wymeswold in the mid-17th century. His widow presented the church with a silver flagon and paten that are now in the Charnwood museum. The remarkable windows were the work of John Hardman Studios, Birmingham [ (visit link) ]. The churchyard contains one of the best collections of Swithland slate headstones to be seen. The village was a centre of Swithland slate carving and home to the fine slate craftsmen, William Charles, the Winfields and Roworth.

Henry Alford was the Vicar of Wymeswold from 1835 to 1853 and wrote many of his hymns here.
Building Materials: Stone

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