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The result is a delicious single cell building that features a Georgian crenellated top and elegant pinnacles at the corners. The interior was remodelled in the 18th century and now presents a fascinating mix of Tudor and Georgian styles.
Perhaps the best feature is the richly coloured stained glass, rumoured to have been the work of Henry VIII's glazier, Galyon Hone. The glass is not original; it was moved here from another church and is thought to date to around 1536.
There is a neo-classic reredos behind the altar, and a pair of beautifully detailed funerary monuments to Geoffrey and Matthew Johnson, who built the Hall. Withcote Chapel is not used for regular services and is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. It can be a bit difficult to find, but it will be worth the effort to do so!
About Withcote Chapel
Address: Withcote Hall, Withcote, Leicestershire, England, LE15 8DP
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 4 miles south west of Oakham, beyond Braunston village in the direction of Tilton on the Hill. Follow the track down to Withcote Hall and park in front of the house.
Website: Withcote Chapel
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: Andrew Tatlow, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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