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Description: Church of St Leonard
Date Listed: 25 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 334018
OS Grid Reference: SK3072299393
OS Grid Coordinates: 430722, 399393
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4904, -1.5384
WORTLEY WORTLEY VILLAGE
4/142 Church of St. Leonard
Church. Of medieval origin, tower rebuilt by John Platt in 1753-4 (Colvin,p641)
rest rebuilt c1815 and later in C19. Coursed, squared sandstone, stone slate
roof. 4-stage west tower; 6-bay, aisleless, nave and chancel in one with south
porch and north vestry. Gothic Revival style with some true Gothic fragments.
Tower: chamfered plinth, large quoins. String course and offset at each stage.
Slit windows to lower stages except for 3-light mullioned window to ground floor
on north; clock to 3rd stage on north and south; 2-light belfry openings with
trefoil-headed and louvred lights in deeply-chamfered surrounds; embattled parapet.
Nave and chancel: large quoins. Traces of C18 mullioned gallery window at south-west
end. Shallow-gabled south porch to left of three 3-light windows having Y-tracery
in cyma-moulded surrounds. Moulded priests' door to left of reset C14 3-light
window with reticulated tracery now lighting south chapel. East window of 3 lights
with smaller dividing lights in Perpendicular style with Tudor-arched heads. North
vestry window of 3 ogee-headed lights with relieving arch. 2 stone-roofed additions
on north side.
Interior: rounded chancel arch, flanking arches in same style as are 2-bay arcades
to north and south. Numerous wall monuments to the Stuart Wortley family of
Wortley Hall the finest being those: on south side of east window to Mary Wortley
d.1794 by Regnart; on north side to Edward Wortley (d.1761: erected 1778); above
central pier of south chapel arcade to John Stuart Wortley (d.1797); on east wall
of south chapel to Margaret Stuart Wortley Mackenzie (d.1808) by Flaxwan, set in
older trefoil-headed niche with colonettes; C19 wall monument to same family on
north wall of nave; also one to Benjamin Newton, schoolmaster (d.1816: erected 1818).
Details of monuments in Pevsner (p559). 3 hatchments over south door.
H. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1800, 1978
N. Pevsner, B.O.E. 1976 Ed.
Listing NGR: SK3072299393
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