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Church of St Leonard, Newhaven

Description: Church of St Leonard

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 May 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 374203

OS Grid Reference: TQ4545102580
OS Grid Coordinates: 545451, 102580
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8045, 0.0629

Location: Heighton Road, Newhaven, East Sussex BN9 0RB

Locality: Newhaven
Local Authority: Lewes District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN9 0RB

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Listing Text


769-1/5/19 Church of St Leonard


Parish church. C13, possibly containing earlier work,
embellished and Ewindow added C14, reroofed. restored and
vestry added mid-late C19, porch added early C20. Knapped
flint, stone dressings, angle buttresses to S corner of
chancel, tiled roof, weather-boarded bell-turret. Plan: nave
and chancel undivided, bell-turret W end, S porch. W end
3-light window, bell-turret above; S front medieval lancet
window, timber-framed porch with mid-C20 door, 2-light windows
with rendered surrounds flanking C20 wooden-framed arch-headed
window, rood-stair projection with with stair-light adjoining;
4-light Decorated E window; N front 2-light window, vestry
with late C20 door on E front, 2-light Tudor arch-headed
window, 4-light on W front, 2-light window by blocked N door,
lancet beyond.
Interior: rendered. Open king-post roof with boarded soffits
to chancel. Undivided nave and chancel. Depressed 4-centred
arch opening to roodstair opening above, stair extant. Deep
splay to window opening with inserted C20 wooden-framed window
to E of rood stair. Ogee-headed sedilia with quatrefoil-headed
piscina with gabled top. C19-C20 doorway to vestry with lancet
beside. Fine Norman font said to be identical to that in St
Annes, Lewes; basket weave body with rosettes between
narrowbands above, plaited strips below. C19 fittings; stained
glass in Ewindow by Kempe, datwed 1897, given in memory of
Miss Catt, the principal landowner in Denton who also built
the local school (not included).
(Buildings of England: Nairn I: Sussex: 1965-).

Listing NGR: TQ4545102580

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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