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Church of St Leonard

A Grade II Listed Building in Brighton and Hove, The City of Brighton and Hove

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Latitude: 50.833 / 50°49'58"N

Longitude: -0.2037 / 0°12'13"W

OS Eastings: 526590

OS Northings: 105250

OS Grid: TQ265052

Mapcode National: GBR JNV.P9F

Mapcode Global: FRA B6GW.VV0

Entry Name: Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298645

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365598

Location: Brighton and Hove, BN3

County: The City of Brighton and Hove

Electoral Ward/Division: Wish

Built-Up Area: Brighton and Hove

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Aldrington

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


579-1/3/151 (North side)
24/03/50 Church of St Leonard


Parish church. 1878 nave (now south aisle) and tower on site
of former medieval church, 1936 nave, chancel and spire.
Architect of C19 work Richard Herbert Carpenter, C20 work by
H.Milburn Pett.
Dressed knapped flint, squared and coursed, stone dressings
and quoins, north wall of brick, clay tile roof, coped verges,
broached spire with wooden shingles.
Plan: 6-bay nave with south aisle, south-west tower, chancel,
north-east brick addition, south-east vestry and south porch
(no longer used), entrance now via west end of nave.
Low, setback buttresses to 2-stage tower, 2-light louvred
bell-openings, 3 lancet windows either side of timber-framed
south porch with ornate bargeboards. Date stone in plinth of
chancel inscribed "This stone was laid with full masonic ---
by the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master of Freemasons
of Sussex, Major R.Lawrence Thornton CBE on the day of the 6
June 1936".
Interior: rendered. Chancel: arch braced scissor truss roof,
nave and south aisle with boarded and ceiled barrel vault
roofs. Arcade of chamfered piers, pointed arches chamfered in
2 orders. Stained glass: East window dated 1948. Chancel with
fine display of Minton floor tiles; sedilia and piscina.
Replica medieval font.
The C13 parish church was described as ruinous in 1638 and
between the mid C18 and early C19 the parish of Aldrington was
deserted. If anything of the medieval church remained in the
1870s, it did not survive the rebuilding. The North aisle
planned in 1936 was not built.
(Dale A: Brighton Churches: 1989-).

Listing NGR: TQ2659005250

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