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Church of St Leonard, Hatfield and Newhampton

Description: Church of St Leonard

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 150501

OS Grid Reference: SO5858659384
OS Grid Coordinates: 358586, 259384
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2311, -2.6078

Location: Hatfield, County of Herefordshire HR6 0SE

Locality: Hatfield and Newhampton
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR6 0SE

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Listing Text

HATFIELD CP
SO 55 NE
10/11 Church of St Leonard
11.6.59
II*

Parish church. C11 core, chancel rebuilt and nave extended in the C14,
1723, east part of nave rebuilt. Restoration of 1878 and 1903 when bell
turret added. Sandstone rubble with dressings of same material, tiled
roofs, weatherboard cladding to late C19 or early C20 bell turret. Nave
with west porch and bell tower, chancel. Nave: north side with one
restored square-headed window with two trefoil-headed lights to left and
two similar windows to right of blocked C11 north doorway; plain jambs
with square head formed by a heavy lintel of three stones joggled together,
above a plain semi-circular headed arch enclosing a tympanum with trellis
decoration. To the east of the doorway is some herringbone masonry. Three
similar square headed windows each with two trefoil headed lights to south
side of nave. West porch possibly retains some C14 timberwork with curved
braces to outer entrance forming a pointed arch. C19 west doorway. The
chancel has a restored square-headed window with two trefoil-headed lights
to the north and a similar window possible of C14 to the south side. C19
three-light window to east end. Interior: the western part of the nave has
been partitioned off by the addition of a gallery with a vestry and lobby
and staircase below. The four chamfered posts of the bell turret revealed
in the lobby may be of a medieval date. Two-centred headed chancel arch
possibly of the C13; one plain continuous order. Fittings: late C11 font;
tub-shaped bowl with no ornamentation. Monuments: in chancel: Sara Colles
memorial: wall tablet 1672-3, oval inscription panel with bay-leaf wreathed
surround, flanked by twisted Corinthian columns with entablature, broken
pediment with achievement of arms. Timothy Colles memorial: wall tablet
1669, rectangular inscription panel flanked by twisted Corinthian columns
with entablature and broken pediment with achievement of arms. John Colles
memorial: wall tablet, 1641, with Ionic columns and broken pediment with
achievement of arms. (RCHM, Vol 3, p 64; BoE, p 143).


Listing NGR: SO5858659384

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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