Asfordby, All Saints' Church And The Rectory c.1955

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Caption for Asfordby, All Saints' Church and the Rectory c1955: This wonderful photograph could be used to illustrate any romantic 19th-century novel. At the end of Church Lane to the west of All Saints' Church the base of a medieval cross survives with its new shaft and head of the 1920s. Inside the church, remnants of a carved Saxon cross depicting a dragon and a priest are built into the south aisle. The building is impressive: tower and crocketed spire is 15th-century, while the body is of the 14th century. Some reused Norman stones survive in what appears to be a small Easter Sepulchre. The red brick rectory dates from about 1810.

An extract from Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories.

Memories of Asfordby


I had the pleasure of living in Beechcroft since the day I was born in 1954, my parents and grandparents had bought the rectory, named a "White Elephant"as no one had lived in it for 4 years. During that time we had birthday parties on the front lawn, unless of course you were born in January. My parents loved to have (...Read full memory)

It was Dec 1965, and my sister Ellen Blackham and I sailed to England  from Perth, Western Australia, to spend time with my sister Doris Whitby. Doris and her husband Roy had purchased The Old Rectory in the late 1950s. It was no longer required as a rectory and was therefore put on the market. I will never (...Read full memory)

This site was my first job on leaving school. I was an apprentice joiner and worked for MR Abbey Coleman, Builders of Barsby. I lived at Burrough-On-The-Hill at this time and had to cycle to Barsby every morning before going onto Asfordby with Mr Coleman.

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Caption for Asfordby, All Saints' Church and the Rectory c1955: This wonderful photograph could be used to illustrate any romantic 19th-century novel. At the end of Church Lane to the west of All Saints' Church the base of a medieval cross survives with its new shaft and head of the 1920s. Inside the church, remnants of a carved Saxon cross depicting a dragon and a priest are built into the south aisle. The building is impressive: tower and crocketed spire is 15th-century, while the body is of the 14th century. Some reused Norman stones survive in what appears to be a small Easter Sepulchre. The red brick rectory dates from about 1810.

An extract from Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories.

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