Stretton-en-le-Field, St Michael's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The whole structure is built of local sandstone, which has a very nice warm tone. The church stands near earthwork remains of a long-abandoned settlement. The interior is a mix of medieval and Georgian styles, with traditional 18th-century box pews. The very nice roof is medieval and features carved roof bosses and grotesque figures.
The chancel arch is worth noting; it is not stone, it is built of wood with stucco over to make it look like stone, and is hollow inside.
Another medieval feature is a nicely carved alabaster grave slab in the north doorway, commemorating Richard Savage (d. 1489) and his wife Agnes. On the floor nearby is a slab which is possibly that of their son Walter (d. 1518). At the east end is a very worn medieval tomb, perhaps that of the founder of the church.
The slender font is a very nice 17th-century example, built around 1660. The floor is made of attractive multi-coloured tiles, which really add to the atmosphere of the interior.
St Michael's is no longer in regular use and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
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About Stretton-en-le-Field, St Michael's Church
Address: Rectory Lane, Stretton-en-le-Field, Leicestershire, England, DE12 8AF
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 5 miles south west of Ashby-de-la-Zouche and 1 mile north of M42, Exit 11. Signposted off the A444
Website: Stretton-en-le-Field, St Michael's Church
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