Church of St Leonard, Hastings - Hastings

Church built in 1953-61 by Sir Giles and Adrian Gilbert Scott. Buff brick with cream stone dressings. Pantiled low pitched roof to eaves. Rectangular plan with altar against east wall and choir stalls in chancel. Nave with passage aisles. Western tower, with entrance beneath. Simplified modernistic Gothic manner. Exterior dominated by fine blocky Gothic west tower reached by a flight of steps which has parabolic shape with late Gothic mouldings dying into the jambs. Congregation have moved out as there are concerns about the surrounding low cliff that needs stabilising. Closure being sought.

Church of St Leonard, Hastings - Hastings
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Church of St Leonard
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1376621
    Local Planning Authority:
    Hastings
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Leonard
    Locality:
    Hastings
    County:
    East Sussex
    District / Borough:
    Hastings
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Hastings and Rye
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade II, CA