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Church of St Matthew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Leekfrith, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1447 / 53°8'40"N

Longitude: -2.0178 / 2°1'4"W

OS Eastings: 398907

OS Northings: 360834

OS Grid: SJ989608

Mapcode National: GBR 244.SSY

Mapcode Global: WHBC9.Z792

Entry Name: Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 20 November 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1374745

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275321

Location: Leekfrith, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Leekfrith

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Leek St Edward the Confessor

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

LEEKFRITH C.P. MEERBROOK
SJ 96 SE
5/112 Church of St Matthew
-
GV II*

Parish church. 1868 and 1873 by Richard Norman Shaw. Rough-faced coursed
rubble; tiled roof with verge parapets to nave and south porch, central
tower and chancel. C14 inspired style. Nave: of 1873; 3 bays on plinth
with 2-stage buttresses only to sides of west gable; 3-light pointed
windows labelled, with trefoil heads to sides and roundels in larger
west window; low-sided porch to south-west end with pointed arch entry,
moulded imposts and wrought iron strap hinges and bands over boarded
doors. Tower: of approximately 3 stages, cambered-in below the top
stage and with strings between half-stages, attached to, but narrower
than east end of nave; buttresses to north and south sides of 3 stages,
all dying-in at the bell chamber level; heavily rebated 2-light labelled
pointed window to lower stage; paired pointed bell chamber windows to
north and south sides and paired quatrefoils to east and west; pyramidal
roof over, the salient feature of this church. Chancel: of one bay;
2-light pointed windows and 3-light to east end. [Andrew Saint: Richard
Norman Shaw (1976)].


Listing NGR: SJ9890760834

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