Description: Church of St Leonard
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 305523
OS Grid Reference: SP0864062123
OS Grid Coordinates: 408640, 262123
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2572, -1.8748
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SPERNALL SPERNAL LANE
SP06SE (South side)
4/175 Church of St. Leonard
Church, now workshop. Nave C12 and C14, chancel 1844, porch and bellcote c.1844.
Nave of limestone; north wall ashlar, but with some C19 brick; south wall
coursed rubble up to approx. 2m., with C19 lias ashlar above; west end regular
coursed. Chancel and porch of lias ashlar. Nave roof of old tiles. Chancel of
C20 tiles; C19 coped gables. Nave and chancel, south porch and west bellcote.
Neo-Norman style chancel. One-bay chancel, 2-bay nave. Porch has round-arched
part-glazed double leaf doors. Inside the square-headed south door of c.1600 has
5 vertical panels and strap hinges. Chancel has string course, carried as hood
mould over north and south windows. Low central east buttress. Angles with
nook-shafts. East wheel window with radiating colonettes. North and south sides
have single round-headed windows. Nave has west angle and central buttresses.
2-light Decorated windows with cinqfoiled lights of red sandstone to north and
south; the eastern pair are C14, the western C19. North door has C14 jambs and
early C14 four-centred arch, and oak door of 1535 (Buildings of England) with
applied ribs and ogee panelling, carving and studded strap hinges. Late C13
(Buildings of England) west window has Y-tracery with trefoil. Coped bellcote
with ogee opening. Interior: Chancel has double-framed roof with wind braces.
East window within arch. Chancel arch has C19 shafts and C12 roll-moulded arch.
Nave has plastered walls. Queen strut and arched braced roof, possibly with some
re-used old timbers. Fittings: Panelling of c.1835. C20 font. Stained glass:
Fragments of C15 glass in north window.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.1ll, pp.173-174, Buildings of England: Warwickshire,
Listing NGR: SP0864062123
Source: English Heritage
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