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Description: Church of St Leonard
Date Listed: 25 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 156944
OS Grid Reference: SO7863274019
OS Grid Coordinates: 378632, 274019
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3638, -2.3152
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SO 77 SE RIBBESFORD CP RIBBESFORD
5/294 Church of St Leonard
Parish church. Early C12, enlarged early C15 and mid-C15, restored 1877
by F Preedy. Sandstone ashlar with machine tile roof. Nave C15 with north
aisle (partly C12), north porch and south aisle (C15); chancel rebuilt 1877.
North aisle: three bays, to left a window of two cinquefoil lights under a
2-centred head, restored; to centre a C19 window of three pointed lights
under a 2-centred head, right bay has north door and porch; the porch is
timber-framed and is dated on the cambered tie-beam "TM 1633 HW", with
moulded bargeboards, sides have balustrades with turned balusters; north
door: semi-circular head with roll moulding, engaged jamb shafts with
carved capitals, the tympanum bears a scene in low relief of an archer with
a dog shooting at a monster; east window (and wall) are C19; west window
C16 with a window of three lights with 4-centred heads under a 4-centred
arch; south aisle: three bays divided by stepped buttresses, all windows
are C15 of three lights, the centre light cinquefoiled, the flanking lights
trefoiled under 4-centred heads; under the western window is a re-set C12
door which has a semi-circular head, and carved capitals to the jamb shafts;
west window as other windows of aisle; east window again similar but re-set
in C19 wall; nave: west end has a door with a 4-centred head below a 4-light
square headed window; C19 timber bellcote above has a shingled pyramidal roof;
chapel: one bay, a re-set c16 window in north and south wall of two cinque-
foil lights under a square head; east window: C19, three cinquefoiled lights
under pointed head. Interior: nave: north arcade: four bays, two to east
rebuilt C19, to west early C15, all piers are octagonal with 4-centred arches;
south arcade: of timber, mid-C15, five bays with octagonal columns and arch
braces from columns to wall-plate forming 2-centred arches, no chancel arch.
Roofs: arch-braced collar trusses throughout, nave and chancel of five plus
two, with two C19 wooden columns supporting bellcote, north aisle of seven
bays, with two statue niches under the corbels supporting the feet of principal
rafters, south aisle roof of five bays. Fittings: three medieval cross slabs
against west wall of north aisle, some C12 architectural fragments are set in
the south wall of the south aisle; the altar rail and pulpit are C19, but
include pieces of C15 tracery, probably from the rood screen. Glass: east
window of chancel 1928 by James Powell and Sons, Whitefrairs; west window of
nave designed by Sir Edward Burne Jones, executed by Morris & Co 1875; west
window of south aisle includes C15 heraldic glass and St George killing the
dragon, also C15. [VCH 4, pp 312 - 314; BoE pp 249 - 250; Hereford and Worcester
Record Office, BA 8377/19 (ii)].
Listing NGR: SO7863274019
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