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
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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


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