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Church of St Leonard, Spernall

Description: Church of St Leonard

Grade: II*
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

Location: Spernal Lane, Spernall, Warwickshire B80 7EX

Locality: Spernall
Local Authority: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: B80 7EX

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Listing Text

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

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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