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The Priory Church of St Peter and St Paul, Leominster

Description: The Priory Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 July 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 459470

OS Grid Reference: SO4985259278
OS Grid Coordinates: 349852, 259278
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2294, -2.7356

Location: The Priory, Leominster, County of Herefordshire HR6 8EQ

Locality: Leominster
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR6 8EQ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Leominster Priory, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text


SO4959 The Priory Church of St Peter and St
808-1/1/3 Paul


Priory now parish church. C12, C13 and C14. Ashlar sandstone;
lead roofs. Norman priory church to north, with west tower,
and C19 north aisle; C13 parish church to centre; C14 south
aisle with south-west porch.
EXTERIOR: north front: leaded clerestory lights recessed under
semicircular arches between pilaster buttresses, over
pentice-roofed aisle with 5 lancet windows and 4 timber
dormers. Tower: 2 tiers of quatrefoil-headed mullion lights;
blind arcading to parapet and finials with ball-flower
ornamentation; ornate west doorway with dogtooth mouldings to
arches on carved capitals. West front: buttressed window with
ornate tracery; Decorated window to south aisle. South front:
five 4-light Decorated windows with ball-flower ornamentation;
buttresses to parapet with trefoil-headed balustrading; Porch
with moulded pointed arches on clustered colonnettes; panelled
ceiling. East front: C14 east window, and south aisle window,
with ball-flower ornamentation; plain light to north aisle,
under moulded arch on colonnettes.
INTERIOR: organ-case, dated 1739; wall painting; Kempe glass.
(RCHME: Herefordshire: 111-114 (1); Price J: An Historical &
Topographical Account of Leominster and Vicinity: Ludlow:
1795-: 78-123).

Listing NGR: SO4985359277

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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