St Michael's Church, Stretton-en-le-Field, Leicestershire
How to find us
- What's nearby
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 eighteenth-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.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
The church where Dr Samuel Johnson was married
Disabled access information
Step up into church yard from highway. Step down into north porch and nave.
Uneven stone floor inside church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
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
Nearest railway station: Polesworth (6.1 miles)
History & Further 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.Stretton-en-le-Field St. Michael - Your Church Tour Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland County Guide 2012
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.
Useful local links:
- Go Leicestershire tourism website: www.goleicestershire.com
- Leicestershire County Council website history section: www.leics.gov.uk
- Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society: www.lrfhs.org.uk
- Leicestershire Archaeological & Historical Society: www.le.ac.uk
- Leicestershire Historic Churches Trust: www.lhct.org.uk
- List of churches in Leicestershire: www.achurchnearyou.com
- Leicestershire is in the Diocese of Leicester: www.leicester.anglican.org