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Church of St Leonard, Minety

Description: Church of St Leonard

Grade: I
Date Listed: 28 October 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 315741

OS Grid Reference: SU0095291177
OS Grid Coordinates: 400952, 191177
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6194, -1.9876

Location: Crossing Lane, Minety, Wiltshire SN16 9PT

Locality: Minety
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN16 9PT

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Listing Text


4/119 Church of St Leonard



Anglican Parish Church. Entirely C15, restored in 1896. Squared
and coursed rubble with stone dressings, ashlar copings and
battlements and lead roofs. Nave, chancel, north-west tower, north
aisle, south porch. Nave south side of 4 bays with 3-light windows
under flat heads and 3-light west window under pointed head;
buttresses with set-offs and embattled parapet. North aisle with
two 3-light windows under flat heads, buttresses and blocking
course to parapet. Chancel has C19 two-light C15 style windows to
both sides and a C19 three-light east window all under pointed
heads; south doorway with C15 plank door, buttresses and embattled
parapet, 3-stage tower with diagonal buttresses with set-offs,
moulded string courses, north-east polygonal corner stair turret
and embattled parapet with corner pinnacles. West face has 3-light
recut C15 window to first stage; 2 cusped light bell openings with
timber louvres to all faces. Gabled south porch with diagonal
buttresses, 2-light windows to side walls and pointed-arched
entrance with lozenge stops to hoodmould; sundial to gable apex.
Inner recut doorway with panelled and traceried plank door, statue
niche above and benches either side; wagon roof.
Interior. Four-bay north arcade with concave sided octagonal piers
and Tudor arches: 2 statue ledges on inner piers. C15 tie-beam
roofs to nave and aisle, C19 tie-beam roof to chancel,
compartmented timber roof to north chapel under tower; fine head-
corbels to north aisle and chancel, armorial shields to nave.
Piscina on chancel south wall. Fittings. Nave and aisle have
early Cl7 box pews with knobs; C15 font at south door with
octagonal bowl; fragment of Saxon cross on west window sill. East
bay of north aisle has a C15 parclose screen; fine 1627 pulpit
with round-arched arcading, backboard and tester; 1748 brass
candelabra mid-way down nave. C15 rood screen re-assembled; 1627
reader's desk, section of stalls and chair. Four wall monuments in
chancel to Browne, Pleydell, Browne and Nott families (1705-26);
1731 brass candelabra. Fragments of C15 stained glass to vestry
screen, late C19 stained glass to west and south-west nave windows,
central aisle window and aisle east window, chancel east and south-
east window. C17 pyramidal font cap and C17 surplice chest in
(Aubrey & Jackson, Wiltshire Collections, 1862; N. Pevsner, The
Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: SU0095291174

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Source: English Heritage

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