Withcote Chapel, Withcote, Leicestershire
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A stunning Tudor chapel with windows fit for a king
This delightful early sixteenth-century chapel stands in wooded countryside near a Georgian manor. A towerless, pinnacled box made from pale gold ironstone, it looks like a miniature King's College Chapel, Cambridge.
The impressive interior was refurbished around 1744 and has changed little since. The walls are wood-panelled and the pews elegantly carved. But its most spectacular treasure is its stained glass, thought to be by Gaylon Hone, Henry VIII's glazier.
There are steps up through lychgate and a small step down into the 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.
4 miles south west of Oakham, take country road linking Braunston and Tilton on the Hill; access to chapel via track off country road to Withcote Hall through electric gate and right hand track to front of Hall
Nearest railway station: Oakham (5 miles). Closest bus route number RR11
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.Withcote Chapel - 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.
Our Leicestershire churches are in our North region.
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