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Church of St Leonard, Wychnor

Description: Church of St Leonard

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 March 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 273689

OS Grid Reference: SK1768816074
OS Grid Coordinates: 417688, 316074
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7420, -1.7394

Location: Wychnor, Staffordshire DE13 8BY

Locality: Wychnor
Local Authority: East Staffordshire Borough Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: DE13 8BY

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Listing Text

SK 11 NE
8/110 Church of
St Leonard
- II*

Parish church. Mainly C14 with parts C12 and C17. Red sandstone, squared
coursed and dressed; tiled roofs; verge parapets. Tower, nave, chancel
and south aisle; Decorated. Tower: to south-west; two-thirds rebuilt
in brickwork, some diapered, probably C17. Of 3 stages, the lowest stage
large and part stone, part brick; thin diagonal buttresses of 3 stages;
stone strings between stages and stone-dressed crenellated parapet;
gargoyles to the centre of each face; labelled square-headed C17 two-light
bell chamber openings; west window similar but C14 and with trefoil-
headed lights. Nave: of 2 bays divided by 3-stage buttresses,(restored
and of considerable width) to east bay; C14 pointed door to north-west
bay has quatrefoil fleurons in coved intrados; west gable has 2-light
gallery window over 3-light west window with curvilinear tracery and square
heads. Chancel: of one bay, continuous with nave (although there is a
slight break in the south roof pitch only); 3-stage buttresses against
gable; 4-light window with segmental head relieving arch trefoil-headed
lights and criss-cross tracery to both north and south sides; an unusual
design, very similar to that in the south aisle at St Mary's,
Rolleston (q.v.); 4-light, Y-tracery East window. South aisle: running
into tower to west. 2 bays; 2-light square-headed trefoil-light windows;
3-light East window with curvilinear tracery. Interior: 3-bay arcade;
pointed arches on 4 clustered columns; pointed chancel arch; nave roof
with tie, collar, and elbowed arch braces to queen posts; chancel barrel
vaulted. Pulpit: C19, octagonal. Font: C15-style stone octagonal, low-
relief shields on faces. Trefoil-headed niche in south aisle. Monuments:
several marble plaques to the Levett family to south aisle; John Levett,
died 1853, scrolled and on grounds. The church is prominently situated
in a small group of houses on the raised south bank of the River Trent.

Listing NGR: SK1768816074

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Source: English Heritage

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