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Description: Church of St Leonard
Date Listed: 9 December 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 249293
OS Grid Reference: SU6084689078
OS Grid Coordinates: 460846, 189078
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5973, -1.1229
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WALLINGFORD ST. LEONARD'S LANE
SU6089SE (South side)
11/128 Church of St. Leonard
09/12/49 (Formerly listed as Parish
Church of St. Leonard's)
Church. C11 tower, south arcade, apse, and other alterations c.1849 by Henry
Hakewill. Flint and stone rubble mixture, with area of limestone rubble in
herring-bone pattern below eaves of nave. Coursed squared stone to tower and
apse; old plain-tile roof. Nave, south aisle, chancel and apse, with west tower.
6-panel door with wrought iron hinges to C19 Romanesque doorway with blind
tympanum to right of nave. Irregular fenestration of C19 Romanesque lancets,
except C14 style paired louvred lancet to Romanesque archway to each face with
pyramidal roof. Rear: C19 plank door to left of centre of aisle. C19 lancets to
aisle. C19 trefoils to nave clerestory. C19 lancet to chancel centre. C13
lancets to left and right. Blocked doorway with segmental pointed head to right:
blocked opening with stone voussoirs to upper left. Interior: arch braced collar
truss roof to chancel of 2 bays with 2 tiers of windbraces. C19 king post roof
to nave of 3 bays. C19 lean-to roof to aisle. C19 apse arch with reset carving
to chancel face of indented nail-head form, with basket work capitals to columns
and carved faces to the responds of the arch. C19 chancel arch with reset
carving to nave face of tablet-flower form with basket work imposts and outer
sections of arch, C19 south arcade of 3 Romanesque arches. Good collection of
late C18 funary monuments to north side of nave. Apse has wall paintings by G.D.
(V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.III, 1923, p.540-1; Buildings of England; Berkshire,
Listing NGR: SU6084689078
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