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Listed Building: CHURCH OF ST LEONARD (1203690)

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Grade I
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 183, 5, 107
Date assigned Thursday, September 13, 1984
Date last amended


SK 15 SE PARISH OF THORPE DIGMIRE LANE 5/107 (East Side) 13.9.84 Church of St Leonard GV I Church. Early C12, C13, C14 and 1881. Rubble limestone with sandstone dressings. Plain tiled roofs with stone coped gables. West tower, nave with south porch, chancel with north vestry. C12 west tower of three stages, each divided by a chamfer. Flush quoins, Ground stage with a half-blocked, round-headed doorway with a slight chamfer and dripmould, the upper part now a window. The north elevation with a small arrow slit. The second stage has to the south a round headed lancet. The bell stage has to each face 2-light bell openings, set within a blank super-arch with hoodmould and nook shafts to the west elevation. North, south and east bell- openings are partly blocked. Corbel table above and later battlements. The south side of-the nave has a deep, gabled porch with rustic pointed arch. To the left, a C19 pair of pointed lancets under a flat head. To the right, a 2-light C13 window with Y-tracery and to the right again, a small lancet with depressed pointed arch and no dressings. The north side of the nave has two flat-headed post-Medieval mullion windows, one of 2 and one of 3-lights. Chancel rebuilt in 1881. On the south side at the junction with the nave is a partly re-used 2-light mid-C14 window with a flat head and cusped ogee lights. To the right, a single lancet, a buttress and a triplet of lancets linked by a hoodmould with minor arches between each lancet, and by a stringcourse which runs at sill level on the south and east sides. 3-light east window with geometric style tracery. Hoodmould with re-used head stops. The north side of the chancel has a vestry of 1881 under a catslide roof and with a gabled entrance forming a dormer. Within the south porch, a much restored EE doorway with single chamfer and a hoodmould. Panelled door. Early C12 tower arch of two orders, a step and a roll, and an outer roll moulding. Projecting imposts. Double chamfered C13 chancel arch on corbels. North chancel arch C19, in a similar style. Round arch doorway from chancel to vestry. C12 font, much renewed in 1865 when it was restored to the church. Circular bowl and shaft with a cable moulding between. Mid-C14 cusped ogee-arched piscina in the south wall of the chancel. The triplet of lancets on the south side are shafted and the sills are taken down to form sedilia. Early C17 communion rails with turned balusters. On the north wall of the chancel a tomb chest monument to John Millward, died 1632, with standing figures against the chest. Stained glass - west window 1950 by A F Erridge. Nave north east c1930 by F C Eden. Chancel south west, also 1930, by F C Eden. East window of 1893. Listing NGR: SK1562850160

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Grid reference SK 15628 50160 (point)
Map sheet SK15SE

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Jul 13 2007 10:19AM

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