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Church of St Leonard, Dunston

Description: Church of St Leonard

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 271682

OS Grid Reference: SJ9278617751
OS Grid Coordinates: 392786, 317751
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7573, -2.1083

Location: A449, Dunston, Staffordshire ST18 9AB

Locality: Dunston
Local Authority: South Staffordshire District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST18 9AB

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Listing Text


3/34 Church of St. Leonard

Parish Church. 1876-8. By W.D. Griffin of Wolverhampton. Rock-
faced ashlar with ashlar quoins and dressings; plain tile roofs with
coped verges and alternate crested ridge tiles. West tower with
diagonal buttresses, 4 bay nave, single-bay chancel, north and south
chapels. Late C13 Gothic style. West tower: 3 stages marked by
moulded strings; crenellated parapet and crocketed pinnacles; pointed
West door with hood mould terminating in the heads of a queen and a
bishop; corbelled niche above with bracketed gabled hood, containing
the effigy of a saint; first stage windows to north and south, and
second stage window to west are all single cinquefoil headed lights
under a pointed arch, the former have returned hood moulds, the latter
hood moulds terminating in foliage; 2-light belfry openings with Geometric
tracery. Nave: 2-light pointed windows with Geometric tracery. Chancel:
Pointed 3-light east window with Geometric tracery and hood mould, north
and south windows are paired. Single-light pointed windows with Geometric
tracery. Interior: Pointed chancel arch with roll and fillet moulding
between 2 chamfered orders, springing from engaged clustered columns with
foliated capitals; pointed tower arch of 2 chamfered orders, the inner
one springing from foliated corbels; arches to north and south chapels
are both pointed with keeled roll mouldings and spring from engaged semi-
octagonal columns with moulded bases and moulded concave capitals; roll
and fillet moulded string at window sill level; roofs of nave, chancel
and chapels have scissor trusses. Fittings: Octagonal font with marble
bowl; octagonal pulpit with marble shafts at the angles. B.O.E. p. 124-5.

Listing NGR: SJ9278617751

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Source: English Heritage

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