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Former Saxon Church to West of Priory House and Approx 10m South West of Church of St. Swithun, Leonard Stanley

Description: Former Saxon Church to West of Priory House and Approx 10m South West of Church of St. Swithun

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 131946

OS Grid Reference: SO8020103245
OS Grid Coordinates: 380201, 203245
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7276, -2.2880

Location: Church Road, Leonard Stanley, Gloucestershire GL10 3HB

Locality: Leonard Stanley
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL10 3HB

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There is also a scheduled monument, Leonard Stanley Priory, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(south side)

12/72 Former Saxon church to west of
Priory House and approximately
10m south west of Church of
28.6.60 St. Swithun (formerly listed as


Part of Scheduled Ancient Monument No 360. Formerly church, now
barn. Cll; C14 rebuilding; C17 alteration to barn. Random
rubble limestone including some herringbone masonry; asbestos
roof. Single-storey with 6-bay roof; barn porch on north side.
Lean-to additions to ends. North side: boundary wall to left
links with Church of St Swithun (q.v.). Central gabled porch with
low doorway having timber lintel and plank doors. Two-light C14
window to left with Decorated tracery, now bricked up. Part of
round-arched former doorway to right with one impost block; small
single-light to left in angle with porch is C17. East end: gabled
with blocked C14 east window having reticulated tracery, partially
obscured by lean-to with row of pigeon holes. South side: central
barn doorway with C20 sliding doors; extensive area of herringbone
work to left; small plank door to right with timber lintel. Very
small high level window with timber quatrefoil frame.
Interior: altered roof, probably C17, of 6 bays with collar and tie
beam trusses; various inserted struts. East window is more
complete internally. Excavations have revealed that the east end
was originally apsed, the church having been lengthened in C14.
Forms part of Priory Farm grouping with church.
(N.M. Herbert, 'Leonard Stanley' in V.C.H. Glos. x, 1972, pp 257-
267; H.M. and J. Taylor, Anglo-Saxon Architecture, 1965; and D.
Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SO8020203244

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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