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Church of St Leonard, Rockingham

Description: Church of St Leonard

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 February 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 229923

OS Grid Reference: SP8667091447
OS Grid Coordinates: 486670, 291447
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5140, -0.7243

Location: Rockingham, Northamptonshire LE16 8TG

Locality: Rockingham
Local Authority: Corby Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: LE16 8TG

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Listing Text

SP8691 (West side)
12/141 Church of St. Leonard


Church. C13 and C14, destroyed in Civil War but rebuilt 1650 and again in mid
Cl9. Limestone and ironstone ashlar with lead and Colleyweston slate roofs. Nave
with north aisle, chancel with north and south chapels and north tower. South
chapel of 2 window range of C19 2-light square-head windows with arch-head
lights. 3-light east window with C19 Y-tracery and 3-light square-head west
window. Shallow gabled roof with ashlar parapet and finials. C19 three-light
chancel east window with trefoils and quatrefoil. North vestry attached to north
chapel of one window range with 4-light square-head window with arch lights.
Lean-to roof with ashlar parapet. 2-light east window to north chapel. North
tower attached to right of vestry of 2 stages. Square base with single-light
north window and octagonal upper stage with single-light bell-chamber openings
to alternate faces. Conical roof with stone slate covering. South elevation of
nave of 3-window range of C19 three-light windows with cusping. 2-stage
buttresses between shallow gabled roof with plain parapet. North aisle of
3-window range of C19 three-light windows with shallow segmental arches. Single
stage buttresses between windows. West elevation has central C19 gabled
projection with arch-head door opening with one order of shafts and foliated
capitals. C19 circular window above door is made up of 5 trefoils. Lean-to north
aisle to left has one 2-light window. Chancel and north chapel have steeply
pitched slate roofs. Interior: 3-bay north arcade to nave of C19 double
chamfered and hollowed arches on octagonal piers. C19 double chamfered and
hollowed chancel and north chapel arches. Arched opening with plain responds to
south chapel. C19 roof structures. Jacobean pulpit with arcade decoration and
panelled back. C19 vestry screen, altar reredos and pews. C19 stained glass to
all windows, that to north aisle is by Kempe and to south by Hedgeland 1853. C18
style wrought iron communion rail. Font dated 1669 in the form of a crude
capital has C17 moulded dado adjacent, similar to pulpit. Monuments: south
chapel; Sir Edward Watson died 1713 by William Palmer, standing figure on plinth
with flowing drapery flanked by Corinthian pilasters surmounted by draped urns
and armorial cartouche. West wall; Lady Arabella Oxenden died 1734; free
standing figure on plinth with draped clothing. South wall; Lady Grace Sondes
died 1777, large tablet with circular panel with moulded stone surround and
moulded cornice. South wall right; Lewis Watson, Lord Sondes died 1795, tablet,
surmounted by draped urn. South wall left; Lewis Thomas, Lord Sondes died 1804
and wife, similar with draped urn. Mary Elizabeth Sondes died 1818. South wall
above right, inscribed tablet with urn and draped figure above. Various other
C19 and C20 tablets to Watson family.

Listing NGR: SP8667091447

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Source: English Heritage

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