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Church of St Leonard, Billingford, Scole

Description: Church of St Leonard, Billingford

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 December 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 225987

OS Grid Reference: TM1681479062
OS Grid Coordinates: 616814, 279062
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3667, 1.1832

Location: A143, Dickleburgh and Rushall, Norfolk IP21 4HP

Locality: Scole
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP21 4HP

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Listing Text

Church of St Leonard,
TM 17 NE 25/2A 7.12.59


Mainly late C14 and Cl5. Decorated end Perpendicular nave and chancel windows.
South porch. Truncated west tower with diagonal buttresses, pyramidal tiled
roof, and polygonal stain turret.
Arched brace nave roof with crenellated wall plate. Tall tower arch. Double-chamfered
chancel arch. Early Cl5 screen with wide single-light divisions with ogee
arches. C17 octagonal pulpit, panelled with tripartite back-panel and tester
with pennants. Some C15 bench ends with fleurons in border and poppy-heads.
Cl5 octagonal font with angels with shields against bowl and 4 lions against
stem. South door with fleurons on the battens C15 door to tower stairs with
traceried head. Wall paintings probably early C14, on south wall at high
level. Fragments of old glass in chancel windows. Built of flint rubble,
partly rendered, with stone dressings. Tiled roofs.

Listing NGR: TM1681479062

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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