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CHURCH OF ST LEONARD

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ST LEONARD

List entry Number: 1038440

Location

CHURCH OF ST LEONARD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wychnor

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 12-Mar-1964

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 273689

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History

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Details

WYCHNOR C.P. - SK 11 NE 8/110 Church of St Leonard 12.3.64 - II*

Parish church. Mainly C14 with parts C12 and C17. Red sandstone, squared coursed and dressed; tiled roofs; verge parapets. Tower, nave, chancel and south aisle; Decorated. Tower: to south-west; two-thirds rebuilt in brickwork, some diapered, probably C17. Of 3 stages, the lowest stage large and part stone, part brick; thin diagonal buttresses of 3 stages; stone strings between stages and stone-dressed crenellated parapet; gargoyles to the centre of each face; labelled square-headed C17 two-light bell chamber openings; west window similar but C14 and with trefoil- headed lights. Nave: of 2 bays divided by 3-stage buttresses,(restored and of considerable width) to east bay; C14 pointed door to north-west bay has quatrefoil fleurons in coved intrados; west gable has 2-light gallery window over 3-light west window with curvilinear tracery and square heads. Chancel: of one bay, continuous with nave (although there is a slight break in the south roof pitch only); 3-stage buttresses against gable; 4-light window with segmental head relieving arch trefoil-headed lights and criss-cross tracery to both north and south sides; an unusual design, very similar to that in the south aisle at St Mary's, Rolleston (q.v.); 4-light, Y-tracery East window. South aisle: running into tower to west. 2 bays; 2-light square-headed trefoil-light windows; 3-light East window with curvilinear tracery. Interior: 3-bay arcade; pointed arches on 4 clustered columns; pointed chancel arch; nave roof with tie, collar, and elbowed arch braces to queen posts; chancel barrel vaulted. Pulpit: C19, octagonal. Font: C15-style stone octagonal, low- relief shields on faces. Trefoil-headed niche in south aisle. Monuments: several marble plaques to the Levett family to south aisle; John Levett, died 1853, scrolled and on grounds. The church is prominently situated in a small group of houses on the raised south bank of the River Trent. B.o.E.

Listing NGR: SK1768816074

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958)

National Grid Reference: SK 17688 16074

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