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Ashwell, St. Mary the Virgin. Three views of the interior - 1, 2, 3, and the font. SK 8657 1374. All David Regan (2015 and 2019). Sedilia, and a tomb and incised slab, all Chris Stafford (2014). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. Some churchyard structures are listed separately, and they can be found here. The former Methodist Church on Cottesmore Road was built as Primitive Methodist in 1915, and closed in 1996 (source). SK 8679 1372. David Regan (2015).
Ayston, St. Mary the Virgin. SK 8594 0096. From an old engraving in the Colin Waters Collection. A modern view, two of the interior - 1, 2, the chancel, and the font, all David Regan (2019). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.

Barrowden, St. Peter. Three views of the interior - 1, 2, 3, a memorial, and the font. SP 9449 9991. All David Regan (2019). Link. Grade II* listed.
Belton, St. Peter.
Another view, three interior views - 1, 2, 3, the rather handsome organ, a memorial, and the C13 font. SK 8163 0135. All David Regan (2015 and 2019). The clock and a gargoyle, a window, and a curious column capital in the form of a stylised head, which to my inexpert eye seems rather Celtic-looking. Chris Stafford (2016). Link. Grade II* listed. The 25" O.S. map of 1904 marks a Baptist Chapel at the northern end of the village, on College Farm Lane, at SK 8171 0150. Now converted to residential use, it can be seen on a 2011 Streetview. The National Archives references documents pertaining to the chapel for 1879-2004.
Bisbrooke, St. John the Baptist. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, a window, and the font. SP 8873 9960. All David Regan (2019). Link. Grade II listed.
Braunston, All Saints on Cedar Street. Another view, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, and the early-looking font. SK 8325 0659. All David Regan (2015 and 2019). Another view, a Norman doorway, a fragment of the surviving wall paintings, and a window, all
Chris Stafford (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Brooke, St. Peter. Another view. Both Robin Peel. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, a handsome tomb, and the font, all David Regan (2016). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Burley on the Hill, Holy Cross on Church Lane, n
ow in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Two additional views - 1, 2, the latter showing the passageway leading to the adjacent Burley on the Hill House. Tree of the interior - 1, 2, 3, a badly mutilated tomb, and the fine font. SK 8830 1022. All David Regan (2015 and 2019). Link. Grade II* listed.

Caldecott, St. John the Evangelist. SP 8684 9369. Michael John York. Three further views - 1, 2, 3, two of the interior - 1, 2, the chancel and the font, all David Regan (2015 and 2019). Link. Grade II* listed.
Clipsham, St. Mary, on Church Lane. Two interior views - 1, 2. SK 970 164. All Mike Berrell (2012). Grade II* listed - link.
Cottesmore, St. Nicholas. Interior view. Both Jill Coulthard. Grade II* listed - link.

Edith Weston, St. Mary the Virgin. Robin Peel. Two additional views - 1, 2, four interiors - 1, 2, 3, 4, the chancel and font, all Dennis Harper (2015). Grade I listed.
Egleton, St. Edmund, and its splendid early tympanum. SK 8760 0753. Both Steve Bulman (2005). The following alternative view, interior views (1, 2) and the carved square font (ca. 1200 A.D.) are all Alan Craxford. Chancel arch detail, Chris Stafford (2013). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Empingham, St. Peter. SK 9506 0847. Steve Bulman (2005). Two additional views - 1, 2, four interiors - 1, 2, 3, 4, and the font, all Dennis Harper (2015). Link. Grade I listed. The Methodist Church on Main Street. Older maps label it as Wesleyan, and its dated here to 1899. SK 9517 0874. Steve Bulman (2005). Another view, Dennis Harper (2015). Link. Also shown on old maps, in the typeface indicating an ancient building, is Chapel (Disused) on Crocket Lane, at SK 9516 0853. I've been unable to discover any more about it, but the Streetview van saw it (or a later building on the site of it) in 2009. There are also on-line references to a Primitive Methodist Chapel, and a Latter-day Saints presence in the village, but again, I haven't been able to establish anything further about these.
Essendine, St. Mary Magdalene on Bourne Road. TF 0490 1279. Robin Peel. Another view, Mike Berrell (2011). The church has some fine Norman features, including a doorway with tympanum, its carved inside support, and the chancel arch, interior view, and a modern window, all Chris Stafford (2014). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Exton, St. Peter and St. Paul. Interior view. The font. SK 9205 1119. All Jill Coulthard. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Another view, Alex Parker. A fine marble tomb, Chris Stafford (2013). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. Exton Hall Chapel (R.C.). SK 9270 1122. Alex Parker. Link. Grade II listed. The 6" O.S. map of 1905 marks a Chapel on Pudding Bag Lane at SK 9248 1136. I haven't been able to discover its denomination. It (or the building which replaced it) can be seen on a 2011 Streetview. A Wesleyan Methodist Chapel also existed at one time, along a passageway extending north from Top Street. Present on a map of 1930, it stood roughly where the building is today at the far end of the passageway, as seen here on a 2011 Streetview. The National Archives references documents pertaining to the chapel for 1932-8. Circa TF 926 114.

Glaston, St. Andrew. Two additional views - 1, 2. SK 8963 0055. All David Regan (2016 and 2019). Two interior views - 1, 2, a monument, and the font, all Chris Stafford (2015. Link. Grade II* listed.
Great Casterton, St. Peter and St. Paul, on Old Great North Road. Two interior views - 1, 2. TF 0013 0880. All Mike Berrell (2011). Another interior view, and the Norman font, both
David Regan (2019). Link. Grade I listed. Toll Bar Chapel (Methodist). It was built as Wesleyan in 1884, closed in 2001 and has since been converted to residential use. TF 0043 0866. David Regan (2019).
Greetham, St. Mary the Virgin on Church Lane. SK 925 147. Alex Parker. Another view and two interior views - 1, 2, all Mike Berrell (2012). Link. Grade I listed - link. Former Chapel (1889) on Main Street, now in secular use. SK 928 144. Mike Berrell (2012).

Hambleton, St. Andrew. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.

Ketton, St. Mary the Virgin on Church Road. SK 9819 0430. Mark Turbott. Another view, from a postcard franked 1905, and another of unknown date. Both from the collection of Mrs. Marion Allen. Another view, a fine  Norman doorway, three photos of the interior - 1, 2, 3, and the font, all David Regan (2019). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. The Methodist Church on Bull Lane was built as Wesleyan in 1864. SK 9817 0462. David Regan (2019). Link. The Independent Chapel of 1829 on Chapel Lane was later Congregational, and now serves as the parish rooms. SK 9814 0428. David Regan (2019). Grade II listed.

Langham, St. Peter and St. Paul. Another view. The font, and a carved head. The church has some good glass including this window by Ninian Comper - 1, 2, 3. SK 843 113. All Janice Tostevin. Another view, David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed. Baptist Chapel, David Regan (2016).
Little Casterton, All Saints. From an old engraving of 1875 in the Colin Waters Collection. Three modern views - 1, 2, 3, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, and the font, all David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Lyddington, St. Andrew. Another view, and two interior views - 1, 2. SP 8761 9698. All Alan Craxford. Another set, all James Murray - two further exterior views, 1, 2, an interior view, the High Altar, and a painting behind a side-altar. Link. Grade I listed. The village had two Wesleyan Methodist Chapels, the first (so far un-located) had a relatively short life, 1818-20 to 1849 (source). The second stood on the east side of Main Street at SP 8748 9723 and dates from 1849. I don't know if any of it survives. A Streetview from 2011 shows the house standing on its site (the central third of that part of the building parallel with the road). The National Archives reference documents pertaining to the sale of the church to 1967-70.
Lyndon, St. Martin of Tours. A view of the reredos. SK 9073 0442. Both Robin Peel (who speaks highly of this church). Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, four of the interior - 1, 2, 3, 4, and the font, all David Regan (2019). Link. Grade II* listed.

Manton, St. Mary. Two interiors - 1, 2, and the font. SK 8807 0468. All David Regan (2016). Another view, Chris Stafford (2015). Link. Grade II* listed. The 1" O.S. map marks Church (Site of) west of the village at SK 8671 0458. Larger scale maps label it as St. Martin, which earlier editions have as Ruin, rather than site. Link says the remaining stonework was removed "about 1908". The site hasn't been seen by Streetview.
Market Overton
, St. Peter and St. Paul. SK 8858 1645. Jill Coulthard. Two additional views - 1, 2, four of the interior - 1, 2, 3, 4, two memorials - 1, 2, and the font, a re-purposed column capital, all David Regan (2019). Grade I listed.
Morcott, St. Mary the Virgin (O) on Church Lane. Interior view. SK 9246 0079. Both Janice Tostevin. Another view, two more of the interior - 1, 2, a column capital, and the font, all David Regan (2019). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.

Normanton, the former St. Matthew. Mark Turbott. Another view, Jim Parker. Link. Grade II listed - link.
North Luffenham, St. John the Baptist (O). Interior view. SK 9344 0326. Both Janice Tostevin. Another view, two more interior views - 1, 2, an unusually decorative double sedilia, a memorial, two label stop figures - 1, 2, and the font. Some fragments of wall-painting survive. All David Regan (2019). Link. Grade I listed.

Oakham, All Saints. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2, and an interior view, all Alan Blacklock (2010). Link. Grade I listed. Congregational Church. Alan Blacklock (2010). Oakham School Chapel (1924-5) on Church Street was built as a memorial to the former pupils who had died in WWI. Interior view. SK 860 088. Both Richard Roberts (2016).

Pickworth, All Saints (1822). A battle during the Wars of the Roses was fought hereabouts - see here. Interior view, and the font. An arch from an earlier church stands in the village - a photo is available on its grade II listing. All David Regan (2016). Grade II listed. The former chapel, now in residential use. SK 993 138. Mike Berrell (2011).
Pilton, St. Nicholas
. SK 9147 0293. Marion Hall. Another view, David Regan (2019). Link. Grade II* listed.
Preston, St. Peter and St. Paul.  George Weston. Interior view, Richard Roberts (2014). Grade II* listed.

Ridlington, St. Mary Magdalene and St. Andrew. Memorial to James Harington (d. 1613) and his wife Fraunces (d. 1599), who had 16 children. SK 8477 0274. Both Robin Peel. Three views of the interior - 1, 2, 3, and the font, all David Regan (2019). Grade II listed.
Ryhall, St. John the Evangelist, on Church Street. TF 036 108.  Robin Peel. Since Robin took his photo, some of the trees have been cleared or cut back - another view, Mike Berrell (2011). The spire and tall porch, and two interior views - 1, 2, all Mike Berrell (2011). Grade I listed - link. Ryhall Methodist Church on Mill Street - built as Wesleyan in 1878. TF 036 112. Mike Berrell (2011). Link.

Seaton, All Hallows. Two additional views - 1, 2, interior, altar, pulpit and font, all Dennis Harper (2015). Link1. Link2. Grade II listed.
South Luffenham, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view, four interiors - 1, 2, 3, 4, a knights tomb, the font, and a close-up of billet moulding on the north arcade. SK 9413 0190.
All David Regan (2016 and 2019). Link. Grade II* listed. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, now a private residence. SK 941 019. Janice Tostevin.
Stoke Dry, St. Andrew. Another view, two of the interior - 1, 2, two tombs - 1, 2, two examples of the wall paintings - 1, 2, and the two fonts - 1, 2. SP 8555 9676. All David Regan (2015 and 2019). Link. Grade I listed.
Stretton, St. Nicholas. SK 950 158. Mike Berrell (2012). Grade II* listed - link.

Teigh, Holy Trinity. Another view, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, the handsome pulpit (with trompe l'oeil behind) and the font, of an unusual design, which the grade II* listing says was carved by the rector in about 1835. There is a second mahogany font. SK 8648 1601. All David Regan (2015, 2016 and 2019). Link. The church has had some notorious incumbents - see here and here.
Thistleton, St. Nicholas. Another view. SK 9134 1797. Both David Regan (2019). Link. Grade II* listed.

Tickencote, St. Peter. SK 9904 4095. Marion Hall. Another view, two of the interior - 1, 2, the superb chancel arch of six orders, the very unusual six-ribbed chancel vault, and the fine Norman font, all David Regan (2019). There is on-line comment that the chancel arch may be the original entrance to a single-cell church. Link. Grade I listed.
Tinwell, All Saints. Robin Peel. Grade II listed - link.
Tixover, St. Mary Magdalen. Mark Turbott. Grade II* listed - link.

Uppingham, St. Peter and St. Paul. SP 8666 9961. From an old postcard in Kevin Gordon's Collection. A modern view, interior view, and the font, all Dennis Harper (2011). Link. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church, on Orange Street. SP 8660 9977. David Regan (2019). Link. Uppingham School Chapel, from an old postcard in Kevin Gordon's Collection. A modern view, showing the 1965 extension to the original 1865 chapel. Richard Roberts (2016). Grade II* listed.

Wardley, St. Botolph. Since 2016 it has been in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the (dated) font. SK 8319 0019. All David Regan (2019). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Whissendine, St. Andrew. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, and the font. SK 8331 1430. All David Regan (2015 and 2016). Previously in the Unknown section,
Neil Jones was trying to identify a street scene on an old postcard, which includes the tower of a church. The church has unusually large bell-stage openings, and there may be a chapel seen side-on on the left hand side of the street in the middle distance. Phil Draper has identified it as St. Andrew at Whissendine, and the possible chapel is the Methodist Church. Link. Grade I listed. The former Methodist Church on Main Street. It's labelled on older maps as Primitive Methodist, and dated here to 1868-2009. SK 8342 1424. It replaced an earlier chapel of 1827 on Ashwell Road, so far un-located. David Regan (2015). Several old maps also show a Chapel on Oakham Road at SK 8252 1434, though none of them identify it. However this document (pdf) identifies it as Wesleyan, and says it was demolished in the 1980's. It pre-dates a map of 1885. It's site can be seen in a Streetview from 2011.
Whitwell, St. Michael and All Angels. Another view. Both Robin Peel. Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Wing,
St. Peter and St. Paul. Two additional views - 1, 2, and the War memorial tablet. SK 8937 0298. All Dennis Harper (2015). Five interior views - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and the font, all David Regan (2016 and 2019). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.

 

 
  

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