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LutterworthHistory.co.uk was born out of the desire to present a large archive of historical information about Lutterworth. This was collected over four years researching the history of Lutterworth whilst working on a project for the Victoria County History. The project aim was to document the history of the Parishes of Leicestershire. During this time a large amount of information about the history of Lutterworth was accumulated. Technology was embraced and a website created to showcase this interesting information in an easy-to-access format, with the hope of it being useful to schools, communities, researchers and people from all over the world.

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St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church

The main structure of the church consists of fieldstone with the top of the tower, buttresses and
quoins being made of dressed stone.
The 15th century spire was about 47feet (22m) higher than the present turret, but was blown down
in a storm of 1701.
By 1866 the church had got into a very dilapidated state and was totally unsafe for public worship,
so a vestry meeting was held to decide if the church needed restoring or rebuilding.
Restoration of Wycliffe’s Church – Mr G.Gilbert Scott the eminent architect has made a survey and
report on the state of the building. The cost of restoration is estimated at about £7,000.
It was restored between 1866-69