Baptism Font - St Mary-in-the-Elms - Woodhouse, Leicestershire
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N 52° 43.878 W 001° 12.244
30U E 621267 N 5843893
Baptism font in St Mary-in-the-Elms church, Woodhouse.
Waymark Code: WMXVC4
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 03/01/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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St Mary-in-the-Elms, Woodhouse, dates back to the 15th century with 17th and 19th century renovations. The stone font under the bell tower is possibly medieval, probably re-worked in either 17th or 19th century.

"Church of C15, C17 and C19. Granite and slate rubble stone and dressed stone and Swithland slate roofs with stone coped gables and cross finials. Moulding band beneath nave window sills. W. tower; nave and chancel under one roof; N. aisle and S. porch and S.W. vestry. Tower of 3 stages, lower part of c1450 with upper part and tall pyramid roof of 1844 and later C19. W. arch to nave. W. lancet with C19 stained glass. Flat topped 1-light window on 2nd stage S. wall. Small 2 storey N.W. extension. 3 2-light flat topped bell openings and rubble stone stack with ashlar flue on E. side above nave roof. Gilded weathercock on roof. Nave walls partly of C15 with buttresses and on S. side 7 C17 2-light windows with cambered lintels. Mainly C19 stained glass (one window 1845 by Warrington), but fragments of heraldic glass of 1450. N. aisle of 1878 with 2 bay arcade: double chamfered arches onto circular pier. 4 windows, three with stained glass of 1943, 1928 and 1892. Further C17 2-light on N. wall of chancel with further fragments of 1450 stained glass. 5-light Perp E. window renewed 1858 with stained glass by Hedgeland. Hood mould and label stops outside. C19 triple purlin roof with collars and struts covers nave and chancel. C19 S. porch and C19 SW vestry possibly C17 in part. Blocked S. door to chancel. Pulpit of 1615 with tall back panel; C18 and C19 wall monuments; possibly medieval font; linenfold panelling in chancel brought in, partly C16/C17. In N. aisle organ screen are 4 fragments of C16 wood carving, one dated 1597."

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