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Church of St Leonard, Balderstone

Description: Church of St Leonard

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 183486

OS Grid Reference: SD6314132309
OS Grid Coordinates: 363141, 432309
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7858, -2.5609

Location: Commons Lane, Balderstone, Lancashire BB2 7LL

Locality: Balderstone
Local Authority: Ribble Valley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB2 7LL

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Listing Text

SD 63 SW
Church of St.Leonard

Church, 1852-4 by Rampling of Preston (Pevsner), with tower added 1906.
Sandstone rubble with slate roof. Comprises a nave with lower chancel,
tower at the west end of the north side of the nave, north organ chamber,
and a lower gabled projection on the south side. The west window is of 3
lights with flowing tracery under a pointed head. Below it is a low
semi-octagonal buttressed projection with parapet. This houses the font
and has windows on 3 sides. The nave is of 3 bays on the north side and 4
on the south, all separated by buttresses. The windows are of 2 trefoiled
lights under pointed heads with Geometric tracery. On each side there are
2 small timber dormers. The tower has diagonal buttresses and incorporates
a porch in its lower stage. It has a stone spire set back behind a
parapet, and bell openings of 2 trefoiled lights under a pointed head with
trefoil. The doorway has a moulded pointed arch. The east window is of 5
lights with Geometric tracery under a pointed head. Inside, the nave has a
steeply-pitched open timber roof. The 3 trusses have curved braces to high
collars which support king posts. They are tied at wallplate level by iron
rods. To the left of the pointed chancel arch is a dressed sandstone
opening resembling a window, the 2 trefoiled lights containing organ
pipes. The windows contain some glass of later C19 date.

Listing NGR: SD6314132309

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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