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Former Saxon Church to West of Priory House and Approx 10m South West of Church of St. Swithun

A Grade II* Listed Building in Leonard Stanley, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7276 / 51°43'39"N

Longitude: -2.288 / 2°17'16"W

OS Eastings: 380201

OS Northings: 203246

OS Grid: SO802032

Mapcode National: GBR 0LB.QB6

Mapcode Global: VH94X.9V80

Entry Name: Former Saxon Church to West of Priory House and Approx 10m South West of Church of St. Swithun

Listing Date: 28 June 1960

Last Amended: 24 February 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171503

English Heritage Legacy ID: 131946

Location: Leonard Stanley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL10

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Leonard Stanley

Built-Up Area: Stroud

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Leonard Stanley

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

(south side)

12/72 Former Saxon church to west of
Priory House and approximately
10m south west of Church of
28.6.60 St. Swithun (formerly listed as


Part of Scheduled Ancient Monument No 360. Formerly church, now
barn. Cll; C14 rebuilding; C17 alteration to barn. Random
rubble limestone including some herringbone masonry; asbestos
roof. Single-storey with 6-bay roof; barn porch on north side.
Lean-to additions to ends. North side: boundary wall to left
links with Church of St Swithun (q.v.). Central gabled porch with
low doorway having timber lintel and plank doors. Two-light C14
window to left with Decorated tracery, now bricked up. Part of
round-arched former doorway to right with one impost block; small
single-light to left in angle with porch is C17. East end: gabled
with blocked C14 east window having reticulated tracery, partially
obscured by lean-to with row of pigeon holes. South side: central
barn doorway with C20 sliding doors; extensive area of herringbone
work to left; small plank door to right with timber lintel. Very
small high level window with timber quatrefoil frame.
Interior: altered roof, probably C17, of 6 bays with collar and tie
beam trusses; various inserted struts. East window is more
complete internally. Excavations have revealed that the east end
was originally apsed, the church having been lengthened in C14.
Forms part of Priory Farm grouping with church.
(N.M. Herbert, 'Leonard Stanley' in V.C.H. Glos. x, 1972, pp 257-
267; H.M. and J. Taylor, Anglo-Saxon Architecture, 1965; and D.
Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SO8020203244

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