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NAME: St Peter's Church
LOCATION: Glenfield, Leicestershire
COPYRIGHT OWNER: Semper Eadem 
NOTES: This side view of the most recent St Peter's Church in Glenfield. There are currently two churches visible on the site, one in ruins and the one pictured. Towards the end of the 19th century, this ruined church was considered too small for the expanding village and in 1874, the Bishop of Peterborough granted permission for a new church to be built (the Modern See of Leicester was not granted into well into 20th Century). Work was completed two years later. The church was designed by architects Goddard & Paget and built by Mr H F Allen, both of Leicester. 

 
NAME: St Margaret's Church
LOCATION: St Margaret's Way/Vaughan Way, Leicester
COPYRIGHT OWNER: Semper Eadem 
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NAME: St Mary de Castro Church Door
LOCATION: Castle Area, Leicester
COPYRIGHT OWNER: Semper Eadem 
NOTES: St Mary de Casto was built  by the Norman Lord of Leicester, Hugh, and work began in 1107. It replaced an earlier Saxon minster that originally stood on the site. The Church was expanded in the 13th Century and the extension was given a gothic look, as was the style in the country at the time. A tower was built in 1300 and replaced by a spire in 1785. The church was extensively restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott.

This picture shows the North door of the church, and the statue of St Mary de Castro.

 


NAME: St Mary de Castro Door Mouldings
LOCATION: Castle Area, Leicester
COPYRIGHT OWNER: Semper Eadem 
NOTES: These door mouldings on the Norman Church of Saint Mary de Castro echo the style in France and other continent countries at the time. 

 

NAME: St Nicholas's Church
LOCATION: St Nicholas Circle, Leicester
COPYRIGHT OWNER: Semper Eadem 
NOTES: St Nicholas's Church, located directly next to the Roman Baths at Jewry Wall, may have been the site of worship since the Roman occupation of Britain. Although it is uncertain what exactly lies underneath the church, suggestions of the basilica and the temple have been put forward. 

The place of worship that stands today is a Saxon church, built from building materials scavenged from the Roman buildings. It is considered to be the oldest church in Leicester. 

In 1825, the church was threatened with demolition because of its size and condition and replaced. Fortunately, the money required for this could not be raised and the church was saved.  


NAME: St X's Church
LOCATION: Owston, Leicestershire
COPYRIGHT OWNER: Semper Eadem 
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NAME: St Peter's Church
LOCATION: Thornton, Leicestershire
COPYRIGHT OWNER: Semper Eadem 
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NAME: St X's Church
LOCATION: Anstey, Leicestershire
COPYRIGHT OWNER: Semper Eadem 
NOTES: See Anstey village article.