Manton, St Mary's Church
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There are two scratch dials outside the porch, for use as simple sundials in the days before church clocks. The west front is 13th century, and is topped by a double bellcote. There is a pair of bells, as well as a medieval sanctus bellcote - without its bell - over the east end of the nave.
The interior of the nave is late Norman, with a 14th-century clerestory added. There is a lovely old Norman bell-shaped font, and nearby is a poorbox with the date 1637 carved on it.
The chancel arch is 13th century, and above it is a richly restored royal coat of arms dating to around 1796. The entire chancel was rebuilt in that year, and as a result, has a decided Georgian air at odds with the rest of the building.
In 1356 the church housed a chantry college of three chaplains, and the founder of the college, Sir William Wade, is buried in the north transept. A brass plaque commemorating Wade is on the wall by the north pulpit.
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About Manton, St Mary's Church
Address: Church Lane, Manton, Rutland, England, LE15 8SP
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: In the centre of the village, north of Lyndon Road
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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