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Church of St Leonard, Priors Marston

Description: Church of St Leonard

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 305717

OS Grid Reference: SP4892457601
OS Grid Coordinates: 448924, 257601
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2145, -1.2853

Location: Shuckburgh Road, Priors Marston, Warwickshire CV47 7RT

Locality: Priors Marston
Local Authority: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV47 7RT

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Listing Text

SP4857 (South side)
12/141 Church of St. Leonard


Church. Late C13 origins; aisle widened C14. Tower remodelled or entirely
rebuilt c.1720. Nave and porch largely rebuilt 1863 and chancel rebuilt 1865 by
Spragg and Joyce. Ironstone with limestone dressings: aisle of coursed rubble;
nave of squared coursed rubble; chancel, vestry, and porch regular coursed;
tower of ashlar. Tile roofs have ridge cresting and coped gable parapets; stone
stack. Chancel, nave, north aisle, north vestry, west tower, south porch. 2-bay
chancel and 5-bay nave. Chancel has splayed plinth. Diagonal and south
buttresses with 2 offsets. 3-light east window has hood mould and head stops. 2
south and one north 2-light windows. Geometrical tracery throughout. North side
has chimney above vestry. South porch has splayed plinth. Low angle buttresses
flush with front. Doorway of 2 moulded orders. Door with Gothic open work panels
and grille. Square-headed 2-light windows with stop-chamfered jambs. Inside late
C13 moulded south doorway has hood mould with return stops. Ribbed and studded
door with old strap hinges. Nave has angle and south buttresses with 2 offsets.
Two 2-light windows east of porch, and lancet and 2-light window west of porch,
all with plate tracery. Vestry has splayed plinth. Angle buttresses. East paired
trefoiled lancets, and circle with cross, under segmental pointed arch. Lean-to
roof. Aisle has diagonal, 2 north and west angle buttresses. Chamfered Tudor
arch north doorway of c.1500 has C19 plank door. 3 late C14 two-light
straight-headed Decorated north windows, partly renewed. 2-light west window has
basket-arched lights. Tower of 2 stages has high splayed plinth. West angles
have giant clasping Tuscan piers. String course. Round-arched south door and
west window with Y-tracery and transom. Second stage has 2 small round-arched
west windows. Bell-openings similar to west window. Clock faces to north and
south. Cornice and parapet of 3 panels, Interior: plastered walls. Chancel has
segmental -pointed rere arches. Arched braced roof with naturalistic foliage
corbels. Early English style chancel arch of 3 plastered orders. Nave has 5-bay
partly late C13 arcade of low, wide arches of 2 chamfered orders and octagonal
piers with moulded capitals. Hammerbeam roof and scissor braces. Fittings: mid
1860's; reredos 1868. Stained glass: late C19. Monuments: north aisle: Bradshaw
family 1770 etc. Neoclassical wall monument. Porch floor: brass 1688.
Inscriptions to Elizabeth and Richard West (1691).
(V.C.H. Warwickshire: Vol. 5 pp 140-141; Buildings of England: Warwickshire

Listing NGR: SP4892457601

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Source: English Heritage

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