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Description: Church of St Leonard
Date Listed: 26 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 318538
OS Grid Reference: SU1788090119
OS Grid Coordinates: 417880, 190119
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6096, -1.7432
5410 STANTON FITZWARREN TRENCHARD ROAD
Church of St Leonard
SU 19 SE 5/433 26.1.55
Norman nave with C14 alterations, C19 west bay, C13 or C14 chancel (on site
of Norman apse, found 1865) and C17 tower to north. Restorations 1865 and
1891. Rubble with stone tile roof.
Three bay nave, west bay added 1891 (see also Gothick fireplace inside) and
south porch (1898) with richly carved gable, angle buttresses with crocketted
Two Norman doorways with hood mould of roll and saltire crosses over plain
tympanum (south side restored and blocked, north side has C17 door set in
contemporary surround). Large perpendicular window to right. Slightly lower
2 1/2 bay chancel with hipped dormer and 3 irregular windows to south and priest's
door (all restored in C15 style).
2 stage embattled tower of 1631 attached to north of crossing with C19 pinnacles,
door to north with drip and 2 light window over. Vestry forms gabled extension
to north of chancel.
Interior: high chancel arch with saltire crosses and carved valances on inner
order. A number of C12 fragments on south wall.
Font: very important (church graded I for this reason), about 1180, circular
with 8 Virtues and Vices below trefoiled arches. A great deal of carved woodwork
and gilt lettering partly by the rector Canon Masters circa 1910 and partly
earlier, especially in chancel: screen, rood screen, lectern, pulpit, exquisite
sanctuary screen. The organ front comes from a cottage nearby (in Latton),
linenfold panels. German relief of the Adoration of the Magi dated 1587.
In chancel a piscina on pillar with scallopped capital.
Listing NGR: SU1788090119
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Source: English Heritage
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