Church of St Leonard, Shoreditch High Street E1 - Hackney

Church built between 1736 and 1740 to the design of George Dance the Elder. Built in brick with a Portland stone front facade and dressings, with slate roofs. The roofs to the north and south aisles and the flat roofs either side of the tower have been repaired with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England. The nave roof was re-slated in 2017 with funding from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund. The church has received a first round pass from the Heritage Lottery Fund for repairs to the spire, tower, pediment, columns and to the portico roofs.

Church of St Leonard, Shoreditch High Street E1 - Hackney
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST LEONARD
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1235382
  • Local Planning Authority: Hackney
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Leonard
  • Street Name: Shoreditch High Street
  • Postcode: E1
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Hackney
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hackney South and Shoreditch
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA