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Test Valley (District Authority)
Sherfield English
National Grid Reference:
SU 29038 22361


SHERFIELD ENGLISH A27 SU 22 SE 1/23 Church of St Leonard


Parish church. 1902 by Fred Bath, archt of Salisbury, for Lady Ashburton. Brick with Bath stone dressings, slate roof. Plan of small chancel crossing tower with transepts, nave with aisles, and NW porch, in Perp style. E end of chancel has large 5-light pointed window with foiled tracery, and diagonal buttresses. On N & S walls transomed cinquefoiled lancet. Tower has clasping buttresses to corners except on SE is octagonal stair turret with steps down to vault under transept. Transepts have wide 5-light cinquefoiled 4- centred window and diagonal buttresses. Tower of 2 square plan stages topped by parapet and inside it octagonal stone bell stage, with flying buttresses down to corners, surmounted by short lead spire. Aisles have wide cinquefoiled 4-light 4-centred arch windows with buttresses between, and 3-light similar to clerestory. To E bay of N aisle gabled porch with stone 4-centred arch and blind tracery over, and diagonal buttresses. W end has diagonal buttresses to aisles, tall buttresses to nave, with pointed 2-light windows to aisles and large foiled 5-light window to nave. Inside C19 stained glass to E and W windows with Edwardian stained glass flowers in other windows. Jacobean style panelling in chancel with stone Perp style piscina and recessed seats on S. All arches pointed 2 moulded orders on Perp. style capitals on octagonal shafts. Altar rails possible C17, or good copy. Transepts house organ and vestry. Carved timber ogee arched screen. Pulpit beside has reset C16 carved panels in suitable C19 gothic work. Arcades similar to arches with wall shafts from corbels of roof coming down to piers. Plastered ribbed roofs. At W end C19 stone font on marble shafts and medieval stone coffin.

Listing NGR: SU2946523219


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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: 26 Apr 2006
Reference: IOE01/15255/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Hubbard. Source Historic England Archive
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