"St Dionysius" Market Harborough Things to Do Tip by leics
Market Harborough Things to Do: 3 reviews and 11 photos
Built in the 14th century, St Dionysius towers over the main street of Market Harborough.
Although quite old, it has little of historical interest inside (it's usually open on Saturdays for visitors) The stained glass is pretty, but not old.
Unusually, there are wooden galleries along the nave. These too are not especially old, but are not commonly seen in English churches.
The steeple was considered by Pevsner to be particularly pleasing.
St Dionysius was used by the Cromwellian 'Roundheads' as a 'prisoner-of-war' holding point during the English Civil War, after the nearby battle of Naseby in 1645.
I did spot a couple of old stone heads carved into the doorway. Photos with this tip.
Directions: Church Square, Market Harborough: pretty unmissable.
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