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All Saints, Ragdale, Leicestershire

(52°46′21″N, 1°1′17″W)
SK 661 199
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Leicestershire
now Leicestershire
  • Jess Mansfield
  • Richard Jewell
  • Jess Mansfield
05 Aug 1990 (RJ), 2014 (JM)

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Ragdale is one of a group of villages in the Melton district of Leicestershire that form the civil parish of Hoby with Rotherby. The fourth member of the group is Brooksby. Ragdale is 5 miles W of Melton Mowbray, and the ironstone church consists of a chancel (rebuilt in 1767), a nave with a S arcade and a S porch (also of 1767 stylistically), and a W tower heightened in brick in the 18thc. The font appears 12thc but may be later, and the church also contains a fragmentary bust under an arch.


The church was given by Geva Ridell (daughter of Hugh Lupus Earl of Chester, who was given Ragdale by William the Conqueror) to the priory of Canwell, Staffordshire, at its foundation in c.1140






Pevsner notes that Professor Rosemary Cramp considers the relief probably Norman, but just possibly Anglo-Saxon.


Historic England Listed building, English Heritage Legacy ID: 190234

J. Nichols, The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester, 4 vols, London 1795 – 1810-11, III, 387.

  1. N. Pevsner and E. Williamson, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, New Haven and London 2003, 356-7

Victoria County History: Staffordshire 3 (1970), 213 (for Canwell Priory)