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Description: Church of St Leonard
Date Listed: 9 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 196083
OS Grid Reference: TF4156275929
OS Grid Coordinates: 541562, 375929
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2615, 0.1209
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TF 47 NW
2/17 Church of
Parish church. Cll,late C12, C14, C15, restored 1873. Squared
chalk and greenstone coursed rubble with some red brick patching,
concrete tiled roof. Nave and chancel. The west end in
greenstone with rebuilt brick gable has 2 light C19 west window
and a pointed bell opening to the gable. The north door,
blocked, is late C12 with simply chamfered pointed arch and
imposts. 2 light C19 window. The north wall of the chancel has
a single C19 trefoil headed light. The east end is in a chalk
ashlar with a 3 light C15 window, partly recut C19. The south
side in greenstone is blank. The south wall of the nave has a 2
light C19 window with cusped ogee heads, set into an earlier
round headed opening. The C14 south door has a chamfered ogee
head with hacked back hood. Interior. Cll round headed chancel
arch with chamfered imposts and reveals. In the chancel is a
pointed facetted piscina and a C14 niche with moulded and
brattished canopy containing C19 statue of St. Leonard. C14
octagonal font with curvilinear tracery to panels. Monuments.
In the chancel are 5 C15 limestone slabs with margin
inscriptions, one with a shield, the other a chalice. On the
south side an alabaster wall plaque to Sir Charles Bolle, d.1590.
With jewelled surround, shields, scrolled base and amorial
escutcheon over. On the north wall a large wall monument to Sir
John Bolle, d.1606 depicting deceased and wife kneeling opposite
with sons and daughters beneath scrolled semi-circular arches, on
a bracketed base with paterae and scroll work. Plain panels
support a moulded cornice with 3 armorial escutcheons.
Listing NGR: TF4156275931
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Source: English Heritage
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