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The Parish Church of St Leonard, Seaford

Description: The Parish Church of St Leonard

Grade: I
Date Listed: 2 March 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 292573

OS Grid Reference: TV4826299028
OS Grid Coordinates: 548262, 99028
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7719, 0.1013

Location: 57C Church Street, Seaford BN25 1HD

Locality: Seaford
Local Authority: Lewes District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN25 1HD

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There is also a scheduled monument, Medieval crypt, Church Street, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


The Parish Church
of St Leonard
TV 4899 1/1 2.3.50.


C12 and C15. Flint, red tile roof. Early C12 Norman nave. Late C15
west tower of coursed ashlar of greensand stone on south side decorated
with flint and stone diaper with stone bands. Late C15 or early C16
tie beams and kingpost of roof. South aisle modernised; west doorway
a reconstruction (1893) of Norman doorway. East side rebuilt by John
Billing (1861-2). North-east chapel 1902. Medieval stone coffin and
coffin lid with floriated cross now preserved on south wall of tower.
Interesting Norman carving of St Michael and the Dragon, probably part
of the tympanum to the original south door, is preserved on the north
nave wall. Historiated Norman capital in south porch.

Listing NGR: TV4826399029

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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