Immingham - Our Lady Star of the Sea

A modern, utilitarian design which appears to have been designed as a parish hall.

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Keyworth - St Margaret Clitherow

A utilitarian post-war structure, not of special interest.

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Kirkby-in-Ashfield - Our Lady Help of Christians

A very modest church hall of 1970, built as part of a planned larger development which was never completed.

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Leicester - Holy Cross

The church of Holy Cross is part of the Priory of the Dominican Order, which played a leading part in the Catholic Revival in and around Leicester. The present priory church is a substantial mid-20th  century brick building in the Gothic style with a stately interior. In a Catholic context  it  is  notable for  its  associations with  Vincent  McNabb  OP, a prominent Catholic writer and apologist in the interwar years. The church makes a  positive contribution to the New Walk Conservation Area.

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Leicester - Immaculate Conception

A plain brick church of the early 1960s.   Its external appearance has been altered by the addition of a pitched roof.   The interior is simply finished   with   bare   brick   walls,   but   is   not   without   architectural presence.

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Leicester - Mother of God

Built in the mid-1950s to serve the new housing estates on the west side of Leicester, this is a good example of 1950s ecclesiastical architecture. While the exterior is unassuming, the interior is of considerable architectural quality, with a series of tall parabolic arches defining the bays of the nave. The interior is relatively little altered and contains a number of original furnishings of note.

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Leicester - Our Lady of Good Counsel

An striking small modern church on a radial plan, designed by a well- established firm of church architects and reflecting several of the  1970s currents in church design.

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Leicester - Sacred Heart

A  modest  red  brick  Italianate  building  of  1924,  one  of  many  in  the diocese built by F. J. Bradford KSG, with a handsome arch-roofed interior of some architectural quality. The church is part of a complex of building  which  includes  the  church  school  and  the  original chapel/school of 1884.

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Leicester - St Joseph

A  centrally-planned  circular  building  of  striking  architectural  form built soon after the Second Vatican Council, on a prominent site.   The spacious circular interior is finished to a high standard and is a good example of the period (comparable examples being the Catholic parish church at Leyland, Lancashire, and the Metropolitan Cathedral at Liverpool). The stained glass installed in 2002 enhances the dramatic quality of the internal space.

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Leicester - St Patrick

A substantial 1950s brick church in the Romanesque manner with an interesting triple-domed interior.   One of a large number of post-war churches  in  the  Diocese  built  by  the  Manchester  firm  of  Reynolds  & Scott, St Patrick’s was built to serve the new Beaumont Leys housing estate.

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Leicester - St Peter

St Peter’s church forms part of a pleasant 1980 complex of parish buildings built round a small courtyard. The church is distinguished externally by a tall detached brick bell-tower; internally the functional interior is decorated with brick bas-reliefs by the local sculptor Antonio Gauchi.

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Leicester - St Thomas More

A bold brick building of the early 1950s in a stripped basilican style. It is an early post-war design by Reynolds & Scott, who built prolifically in the Diocese of Nottingham (the church is very similar to their St Pius X, Grimsby). The broad west tower is a local landmark.

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Leicester - The Most Blessed Sacrament

A large and austere brick basilica of the 1950s erected to serve the needs of both the parish and a Priory. The interior is a handsome space of considerable architectural quality. It has lost its original high altar and baldacchino, but has new wall paintings of note in the apse and transepts.   The building has some additional historic interest through its connection with the Priory of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, being the first church in Britain designed for that Congregation.

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Lincoln - Our Lady of Lincoln

An architecturally unexceptional 1960s church, well laid out and fit for purpose.

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Lincoln - St Hugh of Lincoln

A  mainstream  Late  Victorian  urban  church  of  some  size,  its  steeple prominent in the Lincoln skyline.

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Long Eaton - St Francis of Assisi

A modest red brick church of c1930, made noteworthy by a dramatic reordering of 1995, with curved sanctuary dais, axially placed font with sunken pool and artworks of a high order.

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Loughborough - Sacred Heart of Jesus

A post-Second World War church built to serve a new housing estate and  designed  in  a  sub-industrial  idiom  with  a  powerfully  composed west tower. The church itself is a simple utilitarian brick structure.

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Loughborough - St Mary of the Annunciation

A   handsome   stucco-faced   building   in   the   Classical   style   with   a prominent  portico   front  to  the   busy  Ashby   Road.      The  spacious columned interior which mostly dates from the enlargement of the original 1830s building in the mid-1920s, is a late essay in the classical manner but done with conviction and some style.  The building makes a strong contribution to the character of the Ashby Road Conservation Area.

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Loughborough - St Winefride

A very late Gothic Revival church, designed by Allan Reid of Young & Reid and typical of the best inter-war traditional churches: well- designed with a high standard of finish.  It replaced an earlier church designed by A.W.N. Pugin.

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Louth - St Mary

A stone-fronted chapel of 1833 in late Perpendicular style by the Lincolnshire builder and antiquary E.J. Willson, who built a number of Gothic and Classical churches in the East Midlands in the 1830s and 40s.  The  interior  is  generally  plain  and  the  façade  modest,  but  the church and the rather more elaborately-designed adjoining presbytery make a prominent and positive contribution close to the centre of the Louth conservation area.

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