Stockerston

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Church of St Peter, Stockerston
Stockerston

Stockerston is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England, located on the border with Rutland, by the Eye Brook. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 35. The population remained less than 100 at the 2011 census and is included in the civil parish of Horninghold.

The two principal buildings in the village are Stockerston Church and Stockerston Hall.

St Peter's church[edit]

This Grade I Listed Building[1] is situated on the north side of Church Lane, close to Stockerston Hall. The present structure was largely built in the 13th to 15th centuries. The windows contain some medieval stained glass and the memorials inside the church include a brass that commemorates John Boyville (died c.1467) and his wife. The inscription is recorded as orate pro animabus Johannis Boivile Armig. & Eliz. uxoris ejus, qui hoc campanile cum campanis fieri fecerunt, 1467 (i.e. "pray for the souls of John Boivile, a bearer of arms, and Elizabeth his wife who had this bell tower and bells made").[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Church of St Peter
  2. ^ Burton, William (1777). Proposals for Printing by Subscription, a New Edition of The Description of Leicestershire: Containing Matters of Antiquity, History, Armory and Genealogy. p. 255.  - this is a revised edition of the book by the noted antiquary William Burton, which was first published in 1622.

External links[edit]

Media related to Stockerston at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°34′N 0°46′W / 52.567°N 0.767°W / 52.567; -0.767