St Andrew Churchyard

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St Andrew Churchyard

Location
Prestwold, Charnwood Borough, Leicestershire, England
Memorials 30 added (13% photographed)

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St Andrew church, Prestwold, Leicestershire, LE12 5SH.

Medieval parish church largely rebuilt in 1890. Late C14 buttressed west tower with 4 principal stages, with corbel heads to hoodmould, decorated frieze below embattled parapet. Nave of 4 bays, all of 1890. Chancel retains much medieval masonry. The Church is of interest for being almost the sole reminder of the medieval village of Prestwold.

Interior very plain and all of 1890 but there is a fine collection of memorials of the Packe family and their predecessors, in the Chancel, including two late C15 alabaster tomb chests with bedesmen and angels. One has an incised slab commemorating Sir Richard Nele and Isabel his wife, 1476, the other has 2 recumbent unknown female figures. Wall tomb of Sir William Skipwith and Jane his wife, 1631, a large recessed monument in various marbles, a double tomb within aedicule, the 2 recumbent figures lie on different levels, ornate, mannerist style. Monument to Christopher Packe of Cotes, d1682 the 1st Packe to acquire the hall, in 1653, a semi-reclining figure on a tomb chest with inscription, pediment above, in Baroque style. Charles Hussey Packe, d1842 aged 15, a marble recumbent child figure and various other memorials by noted C18 and C19 sculptors.

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GPS Coordinates: 52.7875, -1.14464

  • Added: 10 Apr 2017
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2639391