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Church of St Leonard

A Grade II Listed Building in Balderstone, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7858 / 53°47'8"N

Longitude: -2.5609 / 2°33'39"W

OS Eastings: 363141

OS Northings: 432309

OS Grid: SD631323

Mapcode National: GBR BSKN.CM

Mapcode Global: WH96T.M3QK

Entry Name: Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 13 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072061

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183486

Location: Balderstone, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, BB2

County: Lancashire

District: Ribble Valley

Civil Parish: Balderstone

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Balderstone St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

BALDERSTONE
SD 63 SW
Church of St.Leonard
4/1
-
GV II

Church, 1852-4 by Rampling of Preston (Pevsner), with tower added 1906.
Sandstone rubble with slate roof. Comprises a nave with lower chancel,
tower at the west end of the north side of the nave, north organ chamber,
and a lower gabled projection on the south side. The west window is of 3
lights with flowing tracery under a pointed head. Below it is a low
semi-octagonal buttressed projection with parapet. This houses the font
and has windows on 3 sides. The nave is of 3 bays on the north side and 4
on the south, all separated by buttresses. The windows are of 2 trefoiled
lights under pointed heads with Geometric tracery. On each side there are
2 small timber dormers. The tower has diagonal buttresses and incorporates
a porch in its lower stage. It has a stone spire set back behind a
parapet, and bell openings of 2 trefoiled lights under a pointed head with
trefoil. The doorway has a moulded pointed arch. The east window is of 5
lights with Geometric tracery under a pointed head. Inside, the nave has a
steeply-pitched open timber roof. The 3 trusses have curved braces to high
collars which support king posts. They are tied at wallplate level by iron
rods. To the left of the pointed chancel arch is a dressed sandstone
opening resembling a window, the 2 trefoiled lights containing organ
pipes. The windows contain some glass of later C19 date.


Listing NGR: SD6314132309

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