Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

All Saints Church (Thurcaston)

All Saints Church is the parish church of the Leicestershire village of Thurcaston.

It is made from various rocks from the Charnwood Forest area.

The South doorway dates from the Norman period, as does the West tower of about 1200.

The chancel arch is a mediaeval timber construction.

The circular font is Perpendicular and there is 15th century stained glass.

In the churchyard is the very old headstone of Elias Travers made of the local Swithland slate. He was Rector of Thurcaston and died in 1641.

The Hugh Latimer Memorial is by Benjamin Broadbent of Leicester, and dates from 1843. Latimer, burned at the stake at Oxford in 1555, was born at Thurcaston.

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