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Description: Church of St Leonard
Date Listed: 18 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 235390
OS Grid Reference: SP7651844752
OS Grid Coordinates: 476518, 244752
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0958, -0.8844
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YARDLEY GOBION HIGH STREET
SP7643 (South side)
14/154 Church of St. Leonard
Church. Built 1864 by E.F. Law at the expense of the 6th Duke of Grafton.
Coursed squared rock-faced limestone, limestone dressings and slate roofs.
Chancel, vestry, nave and north porch. Geometrical and Decorated styles. Chancel
has 3-light east window with Geometrical-style tracery and hood mould and a
one-light window to north and south with trefoil to head. Priest's door to north
with continuous hollow chamfer and pointed trefoil head innermost, shafts with
foliage capitals and pointed arch outermost and hood mould. Small vestry to
south with cat-slide roof and 2-light window to south with rectangular chamfered
stone surround. 3-bay nave has 2-light Decorated-style windows to north and
south and 3-light window to west end with Geometrical-style tracery and hood
mould. North door has shafts with foliage capitals in porch with similar doorway
and small 4-light windows to east and west sides. Bell-cote to east gable of
nave. Diagonal offset buttresses to chancel, off-set buttresses to west end of
nave and between bays. Chamfered plinth, overhanging eaves and stone-coped
gables with kneelers. Interior: windows have alternate red and blue bricks to
heads. Elaborate carved foliage corbels to chancel arch and converted
wall-mounted oil lamps to nave. Oak reredos of 1904. Stain glass window of 1865
to memory of Lady Charles Fitzroy, stain-glass east window of 1903 of Munich
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p471; Kelly's Directory for
Listing NGR: SP7651844752
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Source: English Heritage
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