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South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)
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ST 70432 93335



2/108 Parish Church of St. Leonard

G.V. II*

Parish church (Anglican). C12; altered and extended C14 and C15; heavily restored in 1872 by R.H.-Carpenter and W. Slater in a Perpendicular style. West tower; nave; south aisle and south chapel; north porch; chancel and vestry. Coursed squared rubble with freestone dressings; plain tiled roofs with coped raised verges. West tower: C15, 4 stages with diagonal buttresses; pierced, embattled parapet with corner pinnacles and gargoyles (all 1870's); projecting south east stair turrent; 2-light bell chamber openings, mullioned and transomed, with pierced quatrefoils; 3-light west window and door. Nave: all c.1872; two 3-light Perpendicular style windows. North Porch: dated 1853 with the arms of Oriel College, Oxford inside; gabled projecting porch with diagonal buttresses and crocketed pinnacles; image niche. South aisle and south chapel: c.1872: three 3-light Perpendicular style windows, 4-light east and west windows; blocked south door with moulded 4-centred head. Chancel: 5-light east window; 2 storey vestry projects as gabled north wing, diagonal buttresses and pinnacles. Interior. 4 bay arcade to south aisle and a further bay to the south chapel, clustered shafts with hollow moulding, 4-centred arches, image niche on easternmost pier of aisle arcade. Font: C12, scalloped octagonal bowl on cylindrical shaft, C17 cover. Pulpit: c.1872 in a Perpendicular style. Glass: reassembled mediaeval fragments in east window of north chapel, c.1472, Edward IV with angels, sun in splendour badge and symbols of the Passion; east window c.1872 by Powell. Organ: in a Perpendicular style, 1895, in memory of Julia, Countess of Ducie. Monuments. South chapel: Thomas Throckmorton, died 1568, ashlar tomb chest and canopy, in a mixture of Renaissance and late Gothic styles, pilasters, entablature and segmental pediment, shell heads to niches, depressed and ogee arches, much heraldry and loose C17 armour; Thomas Throckmorton, died 1607, alabaster effigy on tomb chest against a richly sculptured background of strapwork and symbols, framed by Corinthian columns and entablature with moulded cornice and heraldic finials, all surmounted by flamboyant arms with aedicule of paired Corinthian columns, obelisk finials and cresting; oak chest of 1896 to Ducie family, Art Nouveau lettering on copper. Chancel: Henry Brooke, died 1757, marble, broken pediment and arms; John Frewen, died 1767, marble classical tablet. Nave: Dorothy Trenchard, died 1661, plaque with angels; 3rd Baron Ducie, died 1808, marble plaque in strapwork surround; Clement Lapley, died 1756, grey and white marble, classical; John Bosworth, died 1783, by Wood of Bristol, plain plaque with urn; Rachel Matthew, died 1761, marble, pediment and arms. South aisle: arms of George I; 1st Baron Moreton, died 1735, baroque, fluted Ionic columns, open pediment, enriched surrounds and arms. (Verey D, The Buildings of England : Gloucestershire, the Vale and Forest of Dean, 1070).

Listing NGR: ST7043293335


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Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 2 The Vale and The Forest of Dean, (1970)


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

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Date: 04 May 2002
Reference: IOE01/06866/01
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