Church of St Michael & All Angels, Edmondthorpe, Leicestershire

Address: Main Street, Edmondthorpe, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2JU
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Open daily from Easter to the end of October on weekends; at other times keyholder nearby
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A Medieval church with a battlemented tower

St Michael’s is best seen from the road approaching the village from the south.

The striking battlemented tower is 13th-century, with a 15th-century upper part where the stone changes.

Inside are a series of stunning monuments to members of the Smith family: the most impressive is the three-tiered alabaster monument to Sir Roger Smith (died 1655).

Other items of interest include a Medieval screen and a George III Coat of Arms.

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Road directions

7 miles east of Melton Mowbray and 7 miles north of Oakham, south of B676 and east of A606 take country roads to village of Edmondthorpe; church in Main Street

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Oakham (5.3 miles)

OS Reference No.

SK 858 176

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.







 

PDF iconDerbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland County Guide (PDF, 4.5mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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  1. John Pinfold (01 Jun 2014, 15:06)

    I visited this church for the first time on 31 May 2014, and was much impressed by your new church guide. It does however neglect to say anything about one of the interesting memorials in the church, that to John Maunsell Richardson on the wall of the north aisle. Richardson was a notable gentleman rider of the 19th century who won the Grand National twice, in 1873 and 1874. Richardson is buried in the churchyard in the large railed grave just to the south of the chancel. This is now covered with ivy and nettles, which I pulled back and then could see there is a fine slab underneath. It would be worth tidying this up properly and erecting a plaque or at least outing an information notice in the church.
    There is a biography of Richardson, written by his widow and published in 1919 which has photos of both the grave and the memorial (which is how I came to know they were there). I could provide more details from this if you are interested.

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Church of St Michael & All Angels, Edmondthorpe, Leicestershire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.