Church of St Michael & All Angels, Edmondthorpe, Leicestershire
How to find us
- What's nearby
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 dates from the thirteenth century, with a fifteenth-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.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A silvery-grey tower amongst the trees
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
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
Nearest railway station: Oakham (5.3 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.Edmondthorpe St. Michael - Your Church Tour Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
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