Piscina - All Saints - Newtown Linford, Leicestershire
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N 52° 40.992 W 001° 13.740
30U E 619715 N 5838501
Piscina in the chancel of All Saints' church, Newtown Linford.
Waymark Code: WMY369
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 04/11/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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19th century trefoil piscina in the chancel of All Saints' church, Newtown Linford.

"The history of the church has, for many years, been much influenced by its association with the Grey family and the Bradgate estate. Lady Jane Grey, whose life and brief reign have been so well recorded by Joan Stevenson, is probably the most famous member of that family.

The Greys, holding the title of Earls of Stamford, were patrons of the church and when Bradgate was the family residence, the earl’s domestic chaplain usually served as village priest. A note in the parish register for 1686 by Arthur Squibb, "chaplain to the Rt. Honbb. ye Earl of Stamford", precedes his list of those "Christned and buried at Newtown in Leicestershire".

Until the extensions of the 19th. century it was a small, simple village church described by John Nichols as "a mean rude structure..not at all ornamented", and measured just fifty three feet long by seventeen feet wide."

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