Whissendine, St Andrews Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The font is 14th century, though sadly it is has been defaced at some point in its history. When the clerestory was added in the 15th century, the weight caused the nave pillars to shift outwardly, and new, heavy columns had to be hastily built to prevent the whole building from collapsing. Look closely; the nave columns on the north side lean outwards at an amazing angle.
In the north aisle is a small statue of St Barbara by Edwin Lutyens, the Edwardian architect.
There is a very nice medieval screen that was originally installed at St John's College in Cambridge. The screen ended up here because the Victorian architect Sir George Gilbert Scott was renovating both at the same time. He removed the screen from the college and offered it to the vicar of Whissendine, who accepted.
In the chancel is a lovely 17th century wall memorial to Lady Abigail Sherrard. This was found in several pieces and put back together like a giant jigsaw puzzle. There is also a good collection of carved gargoyles.
About Whissendine, St Andrews Church
Address: Main Street, Whissendine, Rutland, England, LE15 7ET
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Parking along the Main Street
Website: Whissendine, St Andrews Church
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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