St Mary's Church, Garthorpe, Leicestershire
How to find us
- What's nearby
A silvery-grey tower amongst the trees
Standing in a churchyard edged with trees, this beautiful Medieval church was built largely in the fourteenth century.
The tower is of Lincolnshire limestone built in the Perpendicular style, but the rest of the church is largely built of local ironstone.
The interior was tastefully restored in the Victorian era - look for the nineteenth-century altar screen with its Crucifixion painting.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval church in a Danelaw village
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a small number have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
5 miles north east of Melton Mowbray in village of Garthorpe, off B676 Saxby Road
Nearest railway station: Melton Mowbray (5.1 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.Garthorpe St. Mary - Your Church Tour Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Derbyshire, Liecestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Community information for St Mary's Church, Garthorpe
All our Leicestershire churches are in our North region.
Useful local links:
- Go Leicestershire tourism website
- Leicestershire County Council website history section
- Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society
- Leicestershire Archaeological & Historical Society
- Leicestershire Historic Churches Trust
- List of churches in Leicestershire
- Leicestershire is in the Diocese of Leicester