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Description: Church of St Leonard
Date Listed: 17 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 141218
OS Grid Reference: SU2903822361
OS Grid Coordinates: 429038, 122361
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9999, -1.5875
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SHERFIELD ENGLISH A27
SU 22 SE
1/23 Church of St Leonard
Parish church. 1902 by Fred Bath, archt of Salisbury, for Lady Ashburton.
Brick with Bath stone dressings, slate roof. Plan of small chancel crossing
tower with transepts, nave with aisles, and NW porch, in Perp style. E end of
chancel has large 5-light pointed window with foiled tracery, and diagonal
buttresses. On N & S walls transomed cinquefoiled lancet. Tower has clasping
buttresses to corners except on SE is octagonal stair turret with steps down
to vault under transept. Transepts have wide 5-light cinquefoiled 4-
centred window and diagonal buttresses. Tower of 2 square plan stages topped
by parapet and inside it octagonal stone bell stage, with flying buttresses
down to corners, surmounted by short lead spire. Aisles have wide cinquefoiled
4-light 4-centred arch windows with buttresses between, and 3-light similar to
clerestory. To E bay of N aisle gabled porch with stone 4-centred arch and
blind tracery over, and diagonal buttresses. W end has diagonal buttresses to
aisles, tall buttresses to nave, with pointed 2-light windows to aisles and large
foiled 5-light window to nave. Inside C19 stained glass to E and W windows
with Edwardian stained glass flowers in other windows. Jacobean style panelling
in chancel with stone Perp style piscina and recessed seats on S. All arches
pointed 2 moulded orders on Perp. style capitals on octagonal shafts. Altar
rails possible C17, or good copy. Transepts house organ and vestry. Carved
timber ogee arched screen. Pulpit beside has reset C16 carved panels in
suitable C19 gothic work. Arcades similar to arches with wall shafts from
corbels of roof coming down to piers. Plastered ribbed roofs. At W end C19
stone font on marble shafts and medieval stone coffin.
Listing NGR: SU2946523219
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Source: English Heritage
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