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Church of St Leonard, South Cockerington

Description: Church of St Leonard

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195513

OS Grid Reference: TF3815388727
OS Grid Coordinates: 538153, 388727
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3773, 0.0754

Location: St Leonard's Lane, South Cockerington, Lincolnshire LN11 7EF

Locality: South Cockerington
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN11 7EF

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Listing Text

TF 38 NE
(north side)
Church of
9.3.67 St. Leonard

Parish church. Early C14, late C15, restored 1872-3. Coursed
greenstone rubble, limestone ashlar, some brick. Slate roofs
with stone coped gables. West tower, nave with north porch,
chancel. Early C14 and C15 west tower of 3 stages with moulded
plinth, string course and 6 stage angle buttresses with 2 upper
stages of brick. West doorway with deeply moulded pointed head
and jambs with plank door and hood mould. Pointed C14 window
above with 3 pointed cusped lights and vertical tracery. Pointed
late C15 bell openings on all 4 sides with bowtell moulded
surrounds, 2 cusped ogee headed lights, quatrefoil and hood
mould. Moulded eaves above with large grotesque gargoyles,
battlements and corner pinnacles. North side of nave with C19
gabled porch with pointed moulded head and jambs. C15 inner
doorway with flattened triangular head, deeply, richly moulded
head and jambs and plank door. Gravestone in porch to John
Dowse, died 1765. 2 two stage buttresses to west alternate with
2 C15 windows with flattened triangular heads with 3 cusped
pointed lights, vertical tracery and hood mould. South side of
chancel, plain. East end with window with pointed head, 3 cusped
pointed lights, vertical tracery and hood mould. South side of
chancel with plain plinth. Rectangular early C14 window to east
with 2 cusped ogee lights. C15 blocked doorway with bowtell
moulded surround, and shallow triangular head. Rectangular
window to west, partially restored in C19, with 2 cusped ogee
headed lights, quatrefoils above. South side of nave with
moulded plinth and 2 windows to east restored in C19 and divided
by a 2 stage buttress, each with a flattened triangular head, 3
cusped pointed lights, vertical tracery and hood mould. Tall C14
interior tower arch with pointed double chamfered head and
polygonal responds with re-entrant angles. C14 chancel arch with
pointed double chamfered head and polygonal responds. Chancel
with single small pointed piscinas in north and south walls. C15
screen restored in C19, with 5 panels, a central opening with
cusped ogee head and rosettes, flanked by 2 ogee headed, cusped
and traceried openings on each side. Lower blind traceried
panels entirely C19. C19 pulpit with ashlar base. C15 stoup by
north doorway. C15 octagonal font on tall base with bowl with
cusped panels with plain shields. C19 roofs and pews. Grey and
white marble monument with urn and draperies to David Becon, died
1831. Alabaster monument to Sir Adrian Scrope, died 1623,
attributed to Epiphanius Evesham. Semi-reclining effigy with
hand on breast, bearded, eloquent face, ruffed neck and armour.
Tomb chest of pink and white streaked marble with 2 kneeling
daughters and 6 sons in various poses.

Listing NGR: TF3815388727

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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