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St. Mary`s Church (Broughton Astley)

St. Mary`s is the parish church of Broughton Astley in Leicestershire.

The chancel dates back to the 13th century, and the West tower, which has a spire, is a little later.

From about the same time are the nave and its North aisle, which is so wide that from outside the church appears to have two naves.

The piscina is Norman and the font is 18th century.

It was outside St. Mary`s, where the bridges cross the stream, that George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends, held his first great outdoor meeting in 1647.

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