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Churches of the British Isles

Gallery: Churches of Leicestershire

by Peter Kessler, 21 April 2020

Blaby Part 1: Churches of Stoney Stanton

Living Rock Church, Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire

Living Rock Church, Stoney Stanton, is located at the north-west corner of Station Road and Nock Verges. During the Victorian period this area was filled by a railway yard, with sidings extending across Nock Verges and down onto the southern side of New Road where a large quarry was still highly active. Even today that land remains open and undeveloped. Today's evangelical congregation meets in a former converted factory building in the railway yard.

St Michael's Church, Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire

St Michael's Church, Stoney Stanton, is on the eastern side of Nock Verges, with New Road on its southern flank, separated by a green that used to hold railway sidings for the quarry on the other side of New Road. The church existed by 1149, but the present building is largely the result of work in the late 1300s and 1400s. The chancel and south aisle were added in 1842, while both north and south aisles were built or extended in 1888 and 1882 respectively.

Stoney Stanton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire

Stoney Stanton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel stands on the eastern side of Hinckley Road, just sixty-five metres or so south of the junction with Carey Hill Road. It was built in 1886 on land adjoining his house that was donated by the ancestor of the photo-taker. It is a very narrow building on a narrow plot of the size of a terraced cottage, but with a more recent extension on the back to increase its footprint. Today it serves as Stoney Stanton Methodist Church.

One photo on this page kindly contributed by Mick Baker, and two copyright © Peter Mackenzie and Eirian Evans, and reused under a cc licence.



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