Tuesday, January 13, 2009

St Mary in Arden, Market Harborough

Unmitigated England has a photograph of this little ruined church near Market Harborough railway station.

There is more about St Mary in Arden at Bowden Before the Conquest:
In his History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester John Nichols tells us that until about 1660 St Mary had a tower and spire, presumably of a similar style and scale to St Dionysius' church in Market Harborough. It appears that this was damaged in an earthquake in 1626 and it seems it finally collapsed in a severe storm in about 1658 and destroyed, or rendered unsalvageable, the rest of the medieval church. It remained in this state until about 1694 when it was rebuilt in its current form.

No comments: