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The Hallaton Church

East view of Hallaton Church – LeicesterPhoto www.leicesterphoto.com

Hallaton – St Michael & All Angels

In Hallaton the beautiful historic church of St Michael & All Angels is open every day from 9.00am to 6.00pm. In medieval times Hallaton was an important economic and pilgrimage centre, and the church reflects this. Built of ironstone and limestone, parts of the church date back to the Norman period with later additions. The 13th century tower has six bells and most of the rest of the building dates from the 14th and 15th centuries. The church has many gargoyles and carved heads, both inside and outside the building – fun for children to spot! The 15th century north porch contains some original timbers and has a dramatic carving of St Michael slaying a dragon – this is a tympanum and dates from Norman times. Inside the church there are many interesting features. At the west end of the north aisle is a Saxon grave marker, the oldest object in the church. Outside at the east end of the north aisle on a little turret the shields of the Bardolf and Engaine families who were Lords of the Manor. Toilet facilities are available in the church. Food and refreshments can be found at the nearby Hare Pie Café and at the other end of the village, the Fox Inn. At the time of writing the Bewicke Arms is closed but may be reopening soon.

Leicestershire Historic Churches Trust

Find out how you can help support the maintenance and restoration of the beautiful historic churches in Harborough District by visiting the website of the Leicestershire Historic Churches Trust www.lhct.org.uk

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