St Mary - Wigston Parva, Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 30.240 W 001° 18.887
30U E 614382 N 5818431
Quick Description: A small medieval chapel in the hamlet of Wigston Parva.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/2/2017 1:48:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMVCWY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
"The small chapel at Wigston Parva is one of the smallest in the county of Leicestershire. St Mary’s dates to 1160 or even earlier. The church consists of one room with small bellcote. The entrance on the north side has a Norman doorway, there are windows on the south side, a simple lancet design. The east window was installed in 1969 in memory of a Mr A. L. Kibble. The altar was presented to the church in 1909 by the parishioners and rector from Thurlaston. The font came from Hemingford Church in Huntingdon originally age unknown.

In 1845 St Mary’s underwent a small restoration, and in the 1920’s further work was completed in the church with new seating and painting. Today the chapel needs funds to repair the bell-cote which needs attention. Unusually the church only owns the land the chapel is built on, so that explains the ‘churchyard’ having an allotment in it; the land in fact around the church belongs to a villager. The villagers were either buried at Claybrooke or later Sharnford.
St Mary is an interesting chapel with a long history and of course of interest due to its diminutive size, it is unfortunately locked outside of services that still carry on at this small church. There are no facilities in the village but there is parking by the chapel."

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Building Materials: Stone

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