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Church of St Matthew, Leekfrith

Description: Church of St Matthew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 275321

OS Grid Reference: SJ9890760834
OS Grid Coordinates: 398907, 360834
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1447, -2.0178

Location: Leekfrith, Staffordshire ST13 8SJ

Locality: Leekfrith
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST13 8SJ

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Listing Text

SJ 96 SE
5/112 Church of St Matthew

Parish church. 1868 and 1873 by Richard Norman Shaw. Rough-faced coursed
rubble; tiled roof with verge parapets to nave and south porch, central
tower and chancel. C14 inspired style. Nave: of 1873; 3 bays on plinth
with 2-stage buttresses only to sides of west gable; 3-light pointed
windows labelled, with trefoil heads to sides and roundels in larger
west window; low-sided porch to south-west end with pointed arch entry,
moulded imposts and wrought iron strap hinges and bands over boarded
doors. Tower: of approximately 3 stages, cambered-in below the top
stage and with strings between half-stages, attached to, but narrower
than east end of nave; buttresses to north and south sides of 3 stages,
all dying-in at the bell chamber level; heavily rebated 2-light labelled
pointed window to lower stage; paired pointed bell chamber windows to
north and south sides and paired quatrefoils to east and west; pyramidal
roof over, the salient feature of this church. Chancel: of one bay;
2-light pointed windows and 3-light to east end. [Andrew Saint: Richard
Norman Shaw (1976)].

Listing NGR: SJ9890760834

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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