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IoE Number: 166864
Photographer: Mr Les Waby
Date Photographed: 20 February 2007
Date listed: 20 September 1966
Date of last amendment: 20 September 1966
Grade II*

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TA 15 SWBEEFORDRECTORY LANE(east side)11/5Church of St Leonard

TA 15 SW BEEFORD RECTORY LANE (east side) 11/5 Church of St Leonard 20/9/66 - II * Church. C13 with possible earlier origins, C15 aisles and south porch, C15 west tower, C19 vestry. Ashlar, coursed rubble and cobbles, brick, roughcast, slate roofs. West tower, 3-bay aisled nave with south porch, 3-bay chancel with north chapel and vestry. West tower of 3 stages with chamfered plinth and string courses and pinnacled diagonal buttresses. Quatrefoil window to first floor. 2-light belfry openings with transoms and Perpendicular tracery under pointed heads with hood-moulds. Pierced parapet with 8 diagonally-set crocketed pinnacles. 3-light west window with brattished transoms and Perpendicular tracery under pointed head with hood- mould with grotesque stops. Niche above with figure of St Leonard on raised base under nodding ogee canopy with foliated finial. Nave: two 3-light windows with C19 tracery in Perpendicular style in hollow-chamfered flat- headed openings. Pointed south door with continuous hollow-chamfer and roll-mouldings under hood-mould with human face stops. Stepped brick eaves cornice, raised coped parapet. South porch: low chamfered plinth and diagonal buttresses, pointed 4-centred arch to doorway with continuous mouldings. Hollow-chamfered cornice, battlemented parapet with gable finial. Quatrefoil opening to west wall. Chancel: 3-light window to west with Perpendicular tracery in pointed head under hood-mould with human head stops. 2-light window to centre with Decorated tracery in chamfered square- headed surround, paired trefoil-headed lancets to east. Elliptical-headed priest's door with continuous chamfer. 3-light east window with C19 tracery in Perpendicular style in pointed arch under hood-mould with human head stops. Raised coped gable with cross finial. Interior: C15 arcades to nave with octagonal piers, on chamfered bases, and moulded capitals supporting pointed double chamfered arches. Chancel: west jamb of rear-arch to blocked lancet window in north wall, C13 trefoil-headed sedilium, and piscina with roll-moulded pointed head, to south wall. C15 octagonal font on octagonal pier with moulded cap and hollow-chamfered base. C14 effigy of priest, formed in an ogee canopy, at west end of nave; monumental brass to Thomas Tonge, Rector, 1472, at east end of chancel.

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