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Church of St Leonard

A Grade II* Listed Building in Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8833 / 51°52'59"N

Longitude: -1.0175 / 1°1'3"W

OS Eastings: 467720

OS Northings: 220985

OS Grid: SP677209

Mapcode National: GBR 9Z1.TVF

Mapcode Global: VHDTN.9XYM

Entry Name: Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1332808

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42458

Location: Grendon Underwood, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP18

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Grendon Underwood

Built-Up Area: Grendon Underwood

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Grendon Underwood

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


1/77 Church of St. Leonard



Parish church. C12-C13 nave with early C13 S. door and C15 alterations,
late 013-early C14 chancel, C15 W. tower, restored 1866 and 1902.
Coursed rubble stone, the nave partly with slobbered rendering. Lead
roofs to nave and tower, tiled chancel. W. tower of 2 stages has moulded
plinth, battlemented parapet, diagonal buttresses and stair turret at
S.E. corner. 2-light traceried openings to bell chamber with small
cusped windows below to N. and S. W. side has 3-light cusped window and
door in 4-centred arch with cusped spandrels. Nave has moulded ashlar
parapet, moulded plinth to part of S. wall and off-set buttresses.
2 2-light windows to N., one with Y tracery, the other with cusped
lights. S. wall mostly rebuilt C15 with 2 3-light windows. Early C13
S. doorway, much worn, has moulded arch, the outer order with fragments
of elaborate fleurons and stiff leaf capitals, the shafts missing.
Hoodmould with worn carved head stops, wrought iron lamp bracket above.
Chancel has 3 windows with Y tracery to S., one to N., and C19 5-light
traceried window to E. Early C20 N. vestry. Interior: moulded tower
arch. C15 nave roof with moulded purlins and tie beams, the tie beams
on curved braces with cusped tracery in spandrels. Cusped piscina in
S. wall. Continuously double chamfered arch to chancel. Chancel has
moulded sill course and window arches. Large cusped piscina with finials,
the left finial removed to make way for monument. Fittings: C15
octagonal font, reworked; early C17 hexagonal pulpit with arcaded panels;
other fittings C19. Monuments: marble wall monument to John Pigott
of Doddershall, J.P., d.1751, signed P. Scheemakers, with carved figure
of deceased in a toga semi-reclining below medallion portrait of his
dead son, the rear panel with surround of fluted Corinthian pilasters
and broken pediment; pair of coloured marble wall monuments flanking
altar, to Christobella Viscountess Saye and Sele 1789 and her second
husband Richard Fiennes 1781, each with dado, fan motifs flanking oval
inscription panel, and obelisk with carved figure and an urn; marble wall
tablet to Harriet Lamb 1785; other C18 oval inscription panels.
RCHM II p. 130-131.

Listing NGR: SP6772020985

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