St James the Greater - Dadlington, Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 34.732 W 001° 24.356
30U E 608012 N 5826617
Quick Description: Medieval church of St James the Greater in the small village of Daldington, near Bosworth battlefield.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/20/2019 2:41:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMZXPR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
"There has been a church on the high ground, north west of The Green, since the thirteenth century. Although there is little of the original remaining, the building having been restored on a number of occasions,the layout has probably not changed much at all.

There is a small bell turret at the western end, reconstructed in 1890, that replaced an oak shingle belfry or dove-cote, thought to be unique in Leicestershire at the time. There are two bells, but records show the church paying rent to the vicar of Hinckley in 1209 for having a bell three times a week.
The Leicester Chronicle, in 1886, reported that, "Skeletons and broken fragments of rusty armour still frequently obstruct the peasant's plough, and the old churchyard has known many ghastly re-interments of the poor soldiers remains."

There is a small permanent exhibition on the links with the battle on display in the church, which is open most days."

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Building Materials: Stone

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