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Church of St Leonard, Thornton-le-Street

Description: Church of St Leonard

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 332606

OS Grid Reference: SE4141886232
OS Grid Coordinates: 441418, 486232
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2701, -1.3655

Location: A168, Thornton-le-Street, North Yorkshire YO7 4DS

Locality: Thornton-le-Street
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO7 4DS

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Listing Text

(east side, off)

2/25 Church of St Leonard


Church. C12, C14 and extensively restored in C19. Ashlar, coursed squared
stone, graduated stone slate roof. Nave, late C12, C19 south porch and
western bell turret, C14 chancel with small vestry. Nave: 4 bays. To west
an offset diagonal buttress, to east an offset angle buttress. To right of
south porch are 3 pointed-arched windows, cusped with hoodmoulds; the
central one is of 2-lights with Y-tracery, the others are of 1-light. South
gabled porch has offset diagonal buttresses. Board door in chamfered
pointed arch. Corbelled cornice to nave and gable cross to east. To west
elevation an offset angle buttress supports square bell turret with 2 lancet
openings with hoodmoulds. Corbelled cornice, above a tall pyramidal stone
roof with finial and belled eaves. North elevation has late C12 chamfered
round arched door with moulded impost and hood to right, C13 Y-tracery
window with truncated pointed top, to left. 2 bay chancel has chamfered 2-
light pointed arched windows with Y-tracery and hoodmoulds. Offset diagonal
buttresses to east. Pointed-arched east window has 3-lights with cusping,
hoodmould. Pierced trefoil above. Ridge crosses. Interior: C19 pointed
chancel arch. East window: glass by Kempe 1894. Monuments: to Lady Bridget
Laton 1664, a brass plate in an ornamented stone frame. To Roger Talbot
1680, a brass plate in large stone surround with short pilasters and open
segmental pediment, by P Briggs, Ebor Sculp, and another to Roger Talbot
1792 with an urn by Fisher.

Listing NGR: SE4141886232

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Source: English Heritage

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