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Description: Chapel of St Leonard
Date Listed: 24 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 183498
OS Grid Reference: SD7010735854
OS Grid Coordinates: 370107, 435854
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8181, -2.4555
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BILLINGTON OLD LANGHO
SD 73 NW
2/13 Chapel of St.Leonard
Church, said to be 1557, re-using dressings of c.1500, restored 1879.
Sandstone blocks with stone slate roof. Comprises a nave with continuous
chancel, a north vestry added in 1879, and a south porch. The west wall
has a re-used moulded string course below window sill level. The window is
of 4 cinquefoiled lights with Perpendicular tracery under a flat head. The
mouldings of the head and jambs do not match. The gable is coped, with a
bellcote at the apex. The south wall is of 2 bays with moulded plinth and
has windows similar to the west window, but of 3 lights. The gabled porch
has a chamfered outer doorway with Tudor arch. The inner doorway is
moulded with segmental arch. The east wall is coped with kneelers and has
a C19 window of 3 cinquefoiled lights under a Tudor-arched head with
Perpendicular tracery. The north wall has 2 windows similar to those of
the south wall. Various pieces of re-used carved stonework are set into
the outer walls, including part of a nodding ogee canopy over the east
window. Interior has C16 roof with king posts rising from moulded tie
beams and with queen struts. At the east end of the south wall is a re-set
trefoiled piscina with hood. Opposite, projecting from the north wall, is
an elaborately carved stoup, again re-set. The pews were reconstructed in
the C19 restoration, but retain their carved ends, many of which are
carved with initials and with dates between 1688 and 1692.
Listing NGR: SD7010735863
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Source: English Heritage
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