St Michael's Church, Stretton-en-le-Field, Leicestershire

Address: Rectory Lane, Stretton-en-le-Field, Swadlincote, Leicestershire, DE12 8AF
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Where the boundaries of four counties meet

Built of warm-toned sandstone, Medieval St Michael’s elegant spire is seen above the trees, in rolling wooded countryside, where the boundaries of four counties meet.

Nearby are earthworks of former settlements, but now only a few scattered houses remain. With late 18th-century box pews and other fittings, but with no major Victorian restoration, it is an uncommon survival of a Medieval church where time has stood still.

There are good bosses in the roof and a fine incised alabaster slab.

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Road directions

5 miles south west of Ashby-de-la-Zouche, and 1 mile north of M42, Junction 11; within hamlet of Stretton-en-le-Field via Rectory Lane, directly off main A444; sign to Church from A444

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Polesworth (6.1 miles)

OS Reference No.

SK 304 119

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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. Rod Morris (01 Sep 2013, 12:21)

    The Thankful Villages website has recently added Stretton en le Field to its list of those rare places in Britain that were spared any fatalities in the Great War 1914 - 1918. There is a brass plaque in St Maichael's Church, Stretton en le Field that gives thanks for this.

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St Michael's Church, Stretton-en-le-Field, 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.