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All Saints, Seagrave, Leicestershire

(52°45′8″N, 1°5′3″W)
SK 619 176
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Leicestershire
now Leicestershire
  • Richard Jewell
  • Ron Baxter
  • Jennifer Alexander
  • Ron Baxter
05 Aug 1990 (RJ), 2 September 2014 (JA) 3 April 2023 (RB)

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Seagrave is a village in the Charnwood district of Leicestershire, 5 miles E of Loughborough. The church is at the E end of the village and is of granite rubble with stone dressings. It consists of a chancel, aisled nave with N and S porches and a 3-storey W tower. The earliest fabric is in the 13thc N arcade and N doorway, and the chancel was rebuilt as part of E. H. Lingen Baker's 1890-91 restoration. The font is the only Romanesque feature.


The king held 6 carucates of ploughland in Seagrave, with meadow 3 furlongs by 1½. Half a carucate was held by Henry de Ferrers. 2 carucates by Robert from Robert de Bucy and Earl Hugh held 2 carucates there as an appendage of his manor of Barrow on Soar. The king's holding was, included the church and by the later 12thc the lord of the manor was known by the name of Seagrave. The church is known to have existed in 1165, and a rector was presented to it in that year by Gilbert Seagrave the local landholder. Magister Dealthia, the first rector whose name is recorded, was here in 1180.





Pevsner describes the font arcading as crude but does not supply a date estimate or any comparative examples. We suggest a date around the mid-12thc.


Historic England Listed Building, English Heritage Legacy ID: 405439

Leicestershire and Rutland HER, MLE13198

J. Nichols, The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester, 4 vols, London 1795 – 1810-11, III, 407, 413-414.

N. Pevsner and E. Williamson, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, New Haven and London 2003, 371