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Melton Heritage Trail

St Mary's Parish Church

St Mary's Parish Church


Parish Clerk


Parish Office, The Samworth Centre,
8 Burton Street,
Melton Mowbray,
LE13 1DJ


As you walk down Church Street to approach the church, you will go past a Tudor stone building on your left where Justices of the Peace once met and to your right is a café, the former premises of a local architect, Joseph Wakerley.

You will come to St Mary's Church and trail board.

St Mary's has been called 'The stateliest and most impressive of all churches in Leicestershire' by Pevsner, the architectural historian. It dates mainly from the thirteenth century and was restored in the 1850s by George Gilbert Scott. Inside the church is the Coat of Arms of Charles I, later repainted to represent Charles II. There are small holes in it, which are thought to be from the Civil War when it was used for target practice. Take time to explore the church and when you are ready, go to the trail board looking onto Burton Street.

Trail: Melton Heritage Trail

Waypoint: 9


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Map reference: SK 752190  Lat: 52.76351 Long: -0.88635

Located in the centre of Melton Mowbray, from the train station take a left onto Burton Road the church will be on your left hand side.