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Ab Kettleby, St. James the Greater. Jim Rushton. Two additional views - 1, 2, both David Regan (2015). Link. Grade II* listed. A video about the restoration project. The former Methodist Church. Another view. Both David Regan (2015).
Allexton, St. Peter.  George Weston. Another view. Michael John York.
Anstey, St. Mary.  George Weston. Former Wesleyan Chapel, dating from 1895. U.R.C. Both  Pamela Weston.
Appleby Magna, St. Michael and All Angels. Two interior views - 1, 2, the chancel, and the font. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Arnesby, St. Peter.  George Weston. Another view John Bowdler. Baptist Church. SP 618 925.  George Weston.
Asfordby, All Saints. Interior view, and a series of photos relating to the bells - 1, 2, and old clock - 1, 2. All John Bowdler. Link. Grade I listed - link. The former East End Primitive Methodist Chapel, which was in use from 1840 until 1940. From John Bullimore's Collection. Much altered, it was in use as a butcher's shop in the 1970's. John Bullimore (1974). West End Wesleyan Chapel (opened 1884). Opening notice. Two interior views - 1, 2. All John Bullimore. An old photo (late Victorian?) in John Bullimore's Collection.
Ashby de la Zouch.
Ashby Folville, St. Mary. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Grade I listed - link.
Ashby Magna, St. Mary. Aidan McRae Thomson. Two further views - 1, 2, both John Bowdler.
Ashby Parva, St. Peter. Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, and an interior view, both John Bowdler. Link.
Aston Flamville, St. Peter. Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Aylestone, Leicester - see Leicester

Bagworth, the site of Holy Rood. The original medieval church was demolished in 1968 because of subsidence associated with coal mining. It was replaced a concrete building, but also incorporating some of the old fabric. This too has since been demolished, and the churchyard still has some surviving walls. The photo shows what seems to be a Norman arch encased in the later concrete. David Regan (2017). Link, which has illustrations and photos of both churches.
Bardon Hill, St. Peter. Graeme Harvey. Link.
Barkby, St. Mary. Mick Foreman. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Barkestone-le-Vale, St. Peter and St. Paul. David Regan (2011). Grade II* listed - link.
Barlestone, St. Giles. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Grade II listed.
Barrow-upon-Soar, Holy Trinity. From an old postcard (franked 1902), Steve Bulman's Collection. Note that the text on the postcard is for Barrow-on-Soar, and that the dedication is listed as "Trinity Church". A modern view. SK 576 175. Eirian Evans. And another recent photo Christine Denton. Link.
Barton-in-the-Beans, Baptist Church. Interior view. Both Rob Brettle.
Beeby,
All Saints, which is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. .  George Weston. Two further views - 1, 2, both David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.
Belgrave, Leicester - see Leicester.
Belton, St. John the Baptist. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.
Billesdon, St. John the Baptist.  George Weston. An old engraving from "Histories and Antiquities of the County of Leicester" by John Nichols, published between 1795 and 1810. From George Weston's Collection. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the pulpit and the font, all   Dennis Harper (2015). Another view, David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed. Baptist Chapel. SK 721 028.  George Weston.
Bitteswell, St. Mary. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Blaby.
Blackfriars, Leicester - see Leicester.
Blaston, St. Giles (K). George Weston. Two further views - 1, 2 - both Michael John York. Michael sells some church photographs, and has kindly allowed me to use some reduced resolution photos on this website. His business websites are here - 1, 2, 3. Another view, Chris Stafford (2014). The ruins of St. Michael. George Weston. An engraving of St. Michael from "Histories and Antiquities of the County of Leicester" by John Nichols, published between 1795 and 1810. From George Weston's Collection. An "interior" view of the doorway of St. Michael, and an information sign, both Michael John York.
Bottesford, St. Mary the Virgin. David Regan (2011). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Branston, St. Guthlac. Interior view, the altar, font, and the impressive organ. This link has an interesting history of this organ. All David Regan (2011). Link. Grade II* listed.
Braunstone, Leicester - see Leicester.
Breedon on the Hill, Priory Church of St. Mary & St. Hardulph. Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view. Bill Henderson. Link.
Bringhurst, St. Nicholas.  Pamela Weston.
Brooksby, St. Michael and All Angels. Jim Rushton. Another view.  George Weston.
Broughton Astley, St. Mary the Virgin. John Bowdler. Another view view and interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Link. Grade II* listed- link. Sutton in the Elms Baptist Church. Eirian Evans.
Bruntingthorpe, St. Mary. Aidan McRae Thomson. Two further views - 1, 2, both John Bowdler. Baptist Church.  George Weston.
Buckminster, St. John the Baptist. Shirley Beaumont. Thanks to Mike Berrell for confirmation of the identification.
Burbage, St. Catherine. Link. Wesleyan Chapel. Congregational Chapel. All  George Weston.
Burton Lazars, St. James. Michael John York.
Burton Overy, St. Andrew.  George Weston.
Burrough on the Hill, St. Mary the Virgin. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view.  George Weston. Interior view, Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Grade II* listed - link.

Cadeby, All Saints. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, and the font. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Carlton, St. Andrew. Another view. Both David Regan (2015). Grade II listed.
Carlton Curlieu
, St. Mary. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed
Castle Donington.
Catthorpe, St. Thomas. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Grade II* listed - link.
Chadwell, St. Mary. Two interiors - 1, 2 (note deformed arch in the latter), the altar and the font. All David Regan (2015). Link. Grade II* listed.
Church Langton, St. Peter. Steve Watson. Another view and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Clarendon Park, Leicester - see Leicester.
Claybrook Magna, former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.  George Weston. Nicholas Jenkins advises that it was built in 1883, and demolished July 23, 2008.
Claybrook Parva, St. Peter.  George Weston. Another view, and a photo of two doors in the north wall of the chancel. Both John Bowdler.
Coalville.
Cold Overton, St. John the Baptist.  George Weston.
Coleorton, St, Mary the Virgin. Another view. Link. Grade II* listed. St. John is about half a mile away at Church Town. Another view. Link. All David Regan (2016).
Congerstone, St. Mary the Virgin. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Copt Oak, St. Peter. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II listed.
Cosby.
Cossington, All Saints. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Coston, St. Andrew. Another view. Alan Blacklock (2011). Grade I listed - link.
Cotesbach, St. Mary. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Croft, St. Michael and All Angels. Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Countesthorpe.
Cranoe, St. Michael.  George Weston.
Croxton Kerrial, St. Botolph and St. John the Baptist.  George Weston. Link.

Dadlington, St. James the Greater. Tim Parry. This old article, which includes an engraving, is from "The Builder" of 1843, and makes an interesting read. Colin Waters Collection. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, and the font, all David Regan (2016), who advises that some of teh dead from the Battle of Bosworth are buried here. Link. Grade II* listed.
Desford, St. Martin. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Diseworth, St. Michael and All Saints at The Cross, of Saxon foundation. SK 453 245. Link. Grade II* listed. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1887) on Hall Gate, now a private residence. SK 450 245. The former Baptist Chapel (1872) on Lady Gate, now in use as The Diseworth Heritage Centre. SK 453 243. All Richard Roberts (2014).
Drayton, St. James (C), the smallest church in Leicestershire.  Pamela Weston. Two interior views (taken through windows) - 1, 2, both Chris Stafford (2014). Grade II listed.
Dunton Bassett, All Saints. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Link.

Earl Shilton, St. Simon and St. Jude. Another view. Both  George Weston. Link. Grade II* listed. Baptist Church.  George Weston.
East Goscote, St. Hilda. David Regan (2016). Link.
East Langton, St. Andrew. Congregational Church, closed before 1957. Both  George Weston.
East Norton, All Saints. Michael John York. Link. Michael sells some church photographs, and has kindly allowed me to use some reduced resolution photos on this website. His business websites are here - 1, 2, 3. Two additional views - 1, 2, the interior, altar, and the font, all David Regan (2015). Grade II* listed.
Eastwell, St. Michael and All Angels. Three interiors - 1, 2, 3, and the altar. All David Regan (2015). Link. Grade II* listed.
Eaton, St. Denys. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the altar and the font. All David Regan (2015). Link. Grade I listed.
Edmondthorpe, St. Michael and All Angels. Alan Blacklock (2010). Link.
Elmesthorpe, St. Mary. Another view. Both David Regan (2016), who advises that Cromwell is supposedly responsible for the ruinous state of the nave. Link. Grade II listed.
Enderby, St. John the Baptist. David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Evington, St. Denys. Chapel. SK 628 030. Both  George Weston.

Fenny Drayton, St. Michael and All Angels. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Another view, the interior, two fonts - 1, 2, and two tombs of the Purefoy family - 1, 2. George Fox, one of the founders of the Quakers, was baptised here. All David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.
Fleckney, St. Nicholas. Baptist Church. Both  George Weston.
Foston, St. Bartholomew, on Barley Lane. The porch. Once a village church, the village was cleared in the C17, as part of the enclosures, so it now stands alone. Although normally closed, the church remains in use. SP 603 950. Both Howard Richter (2011). This old postcard view is from Helen Cullum's collection, and was previously in the Unknown section. Identified by Greg Mishevski, who also advises of the following additional information - link. Grade II* listed. Link2.
Foxton, St. Andrew.  George Weston. Another view, two interior views - 1, 2, the chancel and the font. All David Regan (2017). Grade II* listed. The former Baptist Church, now a private residence.  George Weston. Another view, David Regan (2017).
Freeby, St. Mary, undergoing some serious building works. Chris says that on a previous visit it was in a terrible state. Another view, the interior and font. All Chris Stafford (2015). Link, which explains that services are currently held in the nearby U.R.C. Grade I listed.
Frisby on the Wreake, St. Thomas of Canterbury. Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Link.
Frolesworth, St. Nicholas.  George Weston. Another view view and interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Link. Grade II* listed - link.

Gaddesby, St. Luke. Another view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Link. Grade I listed.
Garthorpe, St. Mary (K). Two further views - 1, 2. All Chris Stafford (2015). Link. Grade I listed.
Gaulby, St. Peter.  George Weston. Another view, the interior and font, all David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.
Gilmorton, All Saints. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Grade II* listed - link.
Glooston, St. John the Baptist (C). Another view. Both Chris Stafford (2014). Link. Grade II listed.
Goadby, St. John the Baptist (formerly St. Denys).  George Weston.
Goadby Marwood, St. Denys. Two interiors - 1, 2, and the altar. All David Regan (2015). Link.
Great Bowden, St. Peter & St. Paul.  George Weston. Another view.  Dennis Harper (2011). Grade II listed - link. The former Congregational Chapel (closed).  George Weston.
Great Dalby, St. Swithun.  George Weston. Another view, and interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Link. Grade II* listed- link. Methodist Church, built as Wesleyan.  George Weston. Another view view and interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012).
Great Glen, St. Cuthbert.  George Weston. Another view, David Regan (2017). Grade II* listed. Methodist Church. SP 657 979.  George Weston.
Great Stretton, St. Giles, the only remnant of a deserted medieval village.  George Weston. Another view, David Regan (2017). A useful pdf booklet, with numerous photos. Grade II* listed.
Grimston, St. John the Baptist. Grade II* listed. The former Wesleyan Methodist Church. Both David Regan (2015).
Groby, St. Philip and St. James. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II listed.
Gumley, St. Helen.  George Weston. Another view, David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.

Hallaton, St. Michael & All Angels.  George Weston. Another view, and five interiors - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and the font, all Dennis Harper (2015). Grade I listed. Congregational Church. SP 788 966.  George Weston. Grade II listed.
Harby, St. Mary the Virgin. Julie Brutnell. Two further views - 1, 2, an interior view, and the font, all David Regan (2011). Link (find and use the site map). Grade II* listed - link.
Harston, St. Michael and All Angels. The chancel and font. All David Regan (2013). Link. Grade II* listed.
Hathern, St. Peter and St. Paul. Another view. Both Mick Foreman.
Heather, St. John the Baptist. Interior view. Founded in the early 13th century by the Knights Hospitaller, parts of the preceptory are thought to underlie the adjacent manor house. Both  Simon Nickerson. Link.
Hemington, ruined parish church. The C13 tower collapsed as recently as 1986 - a pre-collapse photo is available here. SK 457 278.  George Weston. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all Dennis Harper (2014). Grade II listed. Former Nunnery on Church Lane, now in residential use. SK 457 278. Mike Berrell (2011). Link.
Higham on the Hill, St. Peter.
Another view - note the arch in the tower wall, which may imply that it was intended that the tower should be a crossing tower. Both David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.
Highfields, Leicester - see Leicester.
Hinckley.
Hoby, All Saints. Interior view. Both Jim Rushton. Another view view and interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). An old postcard view, from
Reg Dosell's Collection. Grade II* listed - link.
Holwell, St. Leonard. Another view. Grade II* listed. The former Methodist Chapel. All David Regan (2015).
Horninghold, St. Peter.  George Weston. Another view, two interior views - 1, 2, the font, and an attractive door, all Dennis Harper (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Hose, St. Michael & All Angels. Another view. Both David Regan (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Hoton, the former St. Leonard, now a private residence. David Regan (2012). A comprehensive history here, with some old photos. Grade II listed - link.
Houghton on the Hill, St. Catharine.  George Weston. Another view, David Regan (2017). Grade II* listed. Methodist Church.  George Weston.
Hugglescote, St. John the Baptist. Graeme Harvey.
Humberstone, Leicestere - see Leicester.
Huncote.
Hungarton, St. John the Baptist. From an old postcard in
Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, David Regan (2017). Grade II* listed.
Hathern, St. Peter and St. Paul. Another view. Both Mick Foreman.
Husbands Bosworth.

Ibstock, St. Denys.  A tomb in the churchyard to members of the Paget family. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Illston on the Hill
, St. Michael & All Angels.  Pamela Weston.
Isley Walton, All Saints, on a private road off the A453. A C13 foundation. SK 424 250. Richard Roberts (2014). Link. Grade II listed.

Kegworth, St. Andrew. SK 487 267. Michael Bourne. Link. The former Free Methodist Chapel (1864 - date-stone, extended 1883 - date-stone) on Derby Road, now in residential use. Named as "Chapel" on 1969-70 and 1982 maps, Howard suspects it may not have been Methodist, and there is a Methodist Church (originally Wesleyan) in the village. Can you advise? Closure date is also unknown, though evidently post-1983. Another view. SK 486 269. All Howard Richter (2014).
Keyham, All Saints. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II*listed.
Kibworth Harcourt, Congregational Chapel (closed 1997). SP 679 948.  George Weston.
Kibworth Beauchamp.
Kilby, St. Mary Magdalene.  George Weston. This interior old postcard view is from Helen Cullum's collection, and was identified by Greg Mishevski. He also provides this link, which has a number of interior views. Grade II listed. U.R.C. (properly the Kilby Langham Memorial United Reformed Church).  George Weston.
Kimcote, All Saints. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
King's Norton, St. John the Baptist.  George Weston. Another view, David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Kirby Bellars, St. Peter. Graeme Harvey.
Kirby Mallory, All Saints. Another view. The tomb of Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron, mathematician. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed (church), Grade II listed (the tomb).
Kirby Muxloe, St. Bartholomew. Mick Foreman. Link. Free Church (Baptist Union, 1952). It replaced (on the same site) an 1897 church destroyed by bombing in WWII. SK 518 043. Howard Richter (2015). Link (history page here).
Knaptoft, the ruins of the church. George tells me that services are still held here monthly during the summer. A plaque giving a brief history. Both  George Weston.
Knipton, All Saints. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Previously in the "Unknown" section, many thanks to Aidan Thomson for identifying this church. Two modern views - 1, 2. both David Regan (2013). Grade II* listed (has numerous photos).
Knossington, St. Peter. Another view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Grade II* listed - link.

Laughton, St. Luke.  George Weston.
Leicester.
Leire, St. Peter (medieval tower, the rest of the building 1868). Interior view. SP 526 900. Both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Little Dalby, St. James. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Grade II* listed - link.
Little Stretton, St. John the Baptist.  George Weston.
Lockington, St. Nicholas, on Church Street. SK 465 273.  George Weston. Another view. Mike Berrell (2011). Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all Dennis Harper (2014). Grade I listed.
Loddington, St. Michael. The interior and font. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Long Clawson, St. Remigius. Another view. 129 SK 721 272. Dave Westrap. Interior view. Jim Rushton. Link.
Long Whatton, All Saints. Another view. Both David Regan (2012). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Loughborough.
Lowesby, All Saints. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.
Lubenham, All Saints.  George Weston. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade I listed - link. The former Baptist Church, now business premises.  George Weston.
Lutterworth.

Market Bosworth, St. Peter, on Church Lane. From an old postcard (franked 1934) in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, Rob Brettle, and another Alan Blacklock. Interior view, Alan Blacklock. Market Bosworth Free Church on Barton Lane. Rob Brettle. Link.
Market Harborough.
Markfield, St. Michael and All Saints - not the easiest of churches to photograph. Mick Foreman.
Measham, St. Laurence. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, and the font. All David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.
Medbourne, St. Giles.  George Weston.
Melton Mowbray.
Misterton, St. Leonard. Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, interior view, and the font, all Dennis Harper (2011). Grade II* listed - link.
Mountsorrel.
Mowsley, St. Nicholas. Methodist Church. Both  George Weston.
Muston, St. John the Baptist. David Regan (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.

Nailstone, All Saints. The interior, chancel, and two fonts - 1, 2. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Nanpantan, St. Mary in Charnwood. It was originally built as a mission in 1888, and it received its dedication in 1957. David Regan (2016). Link.
Narborough
, All Saints (C). The tower. SP 541 975. Link. Narborough Congregational Church. SP 540 974. Link. All Howard Richter (2010). St. Pius (R.C., first Mass in December 1957). SP 543 977. Howard Richter (2011). Link.
Nether Broughton, St. Mary the Virgin. SK 695 263. Ann Schmidt. Another view. Jim Rushton.
Newbold Verdon, St. James. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Grade II listed, from which we learn that it has fabric of the 12th, 13th and 15th century, an 1899 re-build, and a heightened tower with new spire of 1960.
Newton Burgoland, Congregational Church. Clive Berriman.
Newton Harcourt, St. Luke.  George Weston.
Newtown Linford, All Saints.  Pamela Weston. Link. Bradgate House Chapel stands in the grounds of Bradgate House (ruinous), which was the home of Lady Jane Grey.  George Weston.
Normanton le Heath, the C13 Holy Trinity on Main Street. SK 377 127. Link. Grade II* listed. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on School Lane has been much modified, and is now in residential use. It dates to before 1883. SK 379 130. Both Richard Roberts (2014).
North Kilworth, St. Andrew.  George Weston. Interior view. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Norton Juxta-Twycross, Holy Trinity. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.

Oadby, St. Peter. Baptist Church. Link. Both  George Weston.
Old Dalby, St. John the Baptist. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link.
Orton on the Hill, St. Edith. Another view, interior view, the chancel, the pulpit, and the two fonts - 1, 2. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Osgathorpe, St. Mary. David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.
Owston, St. Andrew. David Regan (2016). Grade I listed.

Packington, Holy Rood. Another view, interior view, and the font. Grade II* listed. The former Methodist Church, now in residential use. All David Regan (2016).
Peatling Magna, All Saints. David Regan (2017). Grade I listed.
Peatling Parva, St. Andrew. Two further views - 1, 2, two interiors - 1, 2, the chancel and font. All David Regan (2017). Grade I listed.
Peckleton, St. Mary Magdalene, David Regan (2016). Link1. Link2. Grade I listing, which curiously has it as St. Martin
, "Formerly listed as Church of St. Mary Magdalene".
Pickwell, All Saints. Interior view. Both Jim Rushton. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Plungar, St. Helen. David Regan (2011). Grade II* listed - link.
Prestwold, St. Andrew. The village was cleared in the C18, the church now stands in the grounds of Prestwold Hall. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.

Queniborough, St. Mary. This is said to be the tallest spire in the county. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Quorn
, Church of St. Bartholomew and Farnham Chapel on Church Lane. Previously in the Unknown section, Richard Marriott was seeking help with the identification of a church on an old photo. Thought to possibly be in the Midlands, Greg Mishevski has identified it. A modern view,
David Regan (2016. The church website now calls it Saint Bartholomew's United Church. Grade I listed.

Ragdale, All Saints. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, and the font. All David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.
Ratby, St. Philip and St. James. Another view. Link (under construction). Grade II* listed. Methodist Church. Link. All David Regan (2017).
Ratcliffe Culey, All Saints. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.

Ratcliffe on the Wreake
, St. Botolph.
David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed. Ratcliffe College Chapel. Another view. Both Graeme Harvey. Another view, and the interior, both Mike Forbester. Link.
Ravenstone, St. Michael and All Angels. Christine Denton. An old  postcard view, from Christine Denton's Collection. Link1. Link2. The Chapel and Chaplain's House in the grounds of Ravenstone Almshouses (founded 1711) on Hospital Lane. SK 401 138. Richard Roberts (2014). Link.

Rearsby, St. Michael. SK 651 146. Jane Marriott. Grade II* listed - the listing includes numerous external and internal photos.
Redmile, St. Peter. An old postcard of the church (ca. 1920.) Both Linda Brockway. Another view, David Regan (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Rolleston, St. John the Baptist.  George Weston.
Rotherby, All Saints. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Rothley, St. Mary the Virgin and St. John the Baptist. Another view, and the Saxon Cross in the churchyard. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.

Saddington, St. Helen (C).  George Weston. Another view, David Regan (2017). Grade II* listed. Baptist Church. SP 659 920.  George Weston.
Saltby, St. Peter. Inside view. Both Shirley Beaumont. Another view. Alan Blacklock (2011). Grade II* listed - link. Methodist Church (interior view). Shirley Beaumont.
Sapcote, All Saints. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Grade II listed - link.
Saxby, the former St. Peter. Another view. David Regan (2015). This link confirms that it has been sold. Grade II* listed.
Saxlebye, St. Peter. Another view. David Regan (2015). Grade II* listed.
Scalford, St. Egelwin - a unique dedication in England. Another view, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, and the font. All David Regan (2015). Link. Grade II* listed.
Scraptoft with Netherhall, All Saints.  George Weston.
Seagrave, All Saints. Two further views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Shackerstone, St. Peter. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Shangton, St. Nicholas.  George Weston.
Sharnford, St. Helen.  George Weston. Link.
Shawell, All Saints. Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade II* listed - link.
Shearsby, St. Mary Magdalene.  George Weston. Another view,
David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Sheepy Magna, All Saints. Rob Brettle. Link.
Shenton, St. John the Evangelist. Another view, the interior, monument, altar and font. David advises that Henry Tudor (the soon to be Henry VII) spent the night before the Battle of Bosworth at Shenton. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Shepshed, St. Botolph. An old postcard from Judy Flynn's collection, identified by John R. Parker. However, a mystery remains. Judy has compared the image on this link (as provided by John) with Streetview, and has pointed out that the window (presumably East window) looks different. The old image and the postcard (interiors), show three lancets, with two rows of smaller windows above. Streetview/Google Earth (exterior) shows what appears to be the same window, but with five lancets. John R. Parker has advised of this link (p. 289), which says that "The East window, of five lights, has been partially blocked by two of the Phillips monuments,......". Judy Flynn has contacted the church and received a helpful reply, and Brian Curtis has also been researching this church. The following summarises the fruits of their labours. The window was dedicated to a member of the de Lisle family (a vicar). They could only afford to install the central three lights, and had the outer two blocked up on the inside. Monuments were later added to either side of the remaining three lights. The outer lights were still visible as plain glass from the outside. This pdf document describes the church as it was, and has an interior photo showing the monuments in place, with the 3-light window. In more recent years, the monuments erected behind the two outer lights were moved elsewhere in the church, the church re-ordered, and the in-fill removed from the windows, revealing the outer lights again. More modern photos here. Link. Grade I listed.
Sibson, St. Botolph. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Sileby, St. Mary. Graeme Harvey. Link. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel of 1884. It replaced an earlier chapel nearby of 1790. Closed in 1969, the congregation joined with the local Methodists in the one-time Primitive Methodist Chapel, and the Wesleyan Chapel became a community Centre and sports hall. Two additional views - 1, 2. SP 602 151. All Howard Richter (2016).
Skeffington, St. Thomas a Becket.  George Weston. An old engraving from "Histories and Antiquities of the County of Leicester" by John Nichols, published between 1795 and 1810. From George Weston's Collection.
Slawston, All Saints (C).  George Weston. Another view, and two remarkably crude label stops - 1, 2. All Chris Stafford (2014). Link. Grade II* listed.
Smeeton Westerby, Christ Church.  George Weston.
Somerby, All Saints.  George Weston. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade I listed - link. Methodist Church.  George Weston. The Old Methodist Church.  George Weston.
South Croxton, St. John the Baptist.  George Weston.
South Fields, Leicester - see Leicester.
South Kilworth, St. Nicholas. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade II* listed - link.
South Wigston, Leicester.
Spinney Hills, Leicester - see Leicester.
Sproxton, St. Bartholomew. Alan Blacklock (2011). Grade II* listed - link.
Stanton under Bardon, St. Mary and All Saints. Graeme Harvey.
Stapleford, St. Mary Magdalene, now in the care of the Church Conservation Trust. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, and two handsome monuments - 1, 2. All David Regan (2015). Link. Grade I listed.
Stapleton, St. Martin (C). David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Stathern, St. Guthlac. Another view. Both David Regan (2011). Grade II* listed - link.
Staunton Harold, Chapel of the Holy Trinity (1653). Two further views - 1, 2, interior view, and the font. All David Regan (2016). The spectacular entrance in the west wall of the tower, Richard Roberts (2016). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Stockerston, St. Peter.  George Weston. An old engraving from "Histories and Antiquities of the County of Leicester" by John Nichols, published between 1795 and 1810. From George Weston's Collection.
Stoke Golding, St. Margaret of Antioch. From an old engraving, dated 1843, from the Colin Waters Collection. A modern view, and an interior, both Richard Roberts (2014). Link.
Stonesby, St. Peter. David Regan (2015).  Grade II* listed.
Stoney Stanton, St. Michael. SP 489 948. Eirian Evans. Link.
Stoneygate, Leicester - see Leicester.
Stonton Wyville, St. Denis.  George Weston.
Stoughton, St. Mary and All Saints.  George Weston.
Stretton en le Field, the redundant St. Michael, now cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. SK 303 119.  Richard Marriott. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed - link.
Sutton Cheney, St. James. Here Richard III is reputed to have heard mass on the eve of the Battle of Bosworth. Another view, the interior, a tomb, and the font. All David Regan (2016). Link. News item. Grade II* listed.
Swannington, St. George (1825), built on a site supposedly chosen by William Wordsworth. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II listed. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1858) on Main Street, now in secular use. SK 415 160. Mike Berrell (2011).
Swepstone, St. Peter. Clive Berriman. Grade II* listed.
Swinford, All Saints. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson (2012). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Swithland, St. Leonard. Mick Foreman.
Sysonby, St. Leonard. Two further view - 1, 2. All David Regan (2015). Link. Grade II listed.
Syston, St. Peter and St. Paul. Two interior views - 1, 2, the angel roof (the angels have lost their wings) and the font. Link. Grade I listed. Cemetery Chapels. All David Regan (2016).

Theddingworth, All Saints. Congregational Church. SP 666 856. Both  George Weston.
Thornton, St. Peter, surrounded by trees and vegetation.
David Regan (2017). Grade II* listed.
Thorpe Arnold, St. Mary the Virgin.  George Weston.
Thorpe Langton, St. Leonard.  David Regan (2017). Grade II listed.
Thorpe Satchville, St. Michael and All Angels.  George Weston.
Thrussington, Holy Trinity, Jane Marriott. Another view, David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Thurcaston, All Saints. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.
Thurlaston, All Saints. Pam Drinkall. Another view.  George Weston. Link. Thurlaston Baptist Chapel.  George Weston.
Thurmaston, St. Michael & All Angels. Methodist Church. Wesleyan Chapel. All  George Weston.
Thurnby, St. Luke. The Thurnby and Bushby U.R.C. Both  George Weston.
Tilton on the Hill, St. Peter.  George Weston.
Tugby, St. Thomas a Becket.  George Weston.
Tur Langton, St. Andrew.  George Weston. An old postcard (previously in the "Unknown" section, thanks are due to Janet Gimber for the identification. Congregational Church, closed about 1982. SP 716 946.  George Weston.
Twycross, St. James. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Twyford, St. Andrew.  George Weston. Interior view. Aidan McRae Thomson. Wesleyan Chapel. SK 729 101.  George Weston.

Waltham on the Wolds, St. Mary Magdalene.  George Weston.
Walton-le-Wolds, St. Mary. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II listed.
Wanlip, Our Lady and St. Nicholas. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II listed.
Wartnaby, St. Michael. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, and the font. All David Regan (2015). Grade II* listed.
Welham, St. Andrew (C), on Bowden Lane. Another view, and two interiors (taken through windows) - 1, 2, all Chris Stafford (2014). Link. Grade II* listed.
Westcotes, Leicester - see Leicester.
Western Park, Leicester - see Leicester.
Whetstone.
Whitwick, Wesleyan Reform Church (1906) on Church Lane. SK 426 160. Mike Berrell (2011).
Wigston, or Wigston Magna.
Willoughby Waterleys, St. Mary. Aidan McRae Thomson. The former Methodist Church, now a private residence.  George Weston.
Wistow, St. Wistan.  George Weston. Link.
Witherley, St. Peter. Rob Brettle. Link. Grade I listed.
Woodhouse, St. Mary in the Elms. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Woodhouse Eaves, St. Paul. Mick Foreman.
Worthington, St. Matthew. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Wyfordby, St. Mary. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2, both Chris Stafford (2015), who said the church looked a bit down at heel. Grade II listed.
Wymeswold, St. Mary. Two further view - 1, 2. Link1. Link2. Grade I listed - link. Methodist Church. Link. All David Regan (2012).
Wymondham, St. Peter. Interior view. Both Alan Blacklock (2010). The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1891) on Main Street, now derelict. SK 849 187. Richard Roberts (2015).

 

 
 

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