Parish Church of St Leonard, Church End, Old Warden - Central Bedfordshire (UA)

Parish church, originally part of the endowment of Warden Abbey. C12 origins, predominantly C13, with C14, C15 and C16 details, reworked mid and late C19. Mainly of brown cobblestones with limestone dressings, later works in red brick and coursed limestone. Interior: C16, C17 and C18 carved woodwork, apparently mainly Flemish and English, collected by Robert Henley 3rd Lord Ongley, installed 1841. All the roofs, except the Chancel roof covering, are in a poor state. A merlon on the south side of the Tower collapsed. Poor rainwater management. Dampness is putting the interior fittings at risk.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    PARISH CHURCH OF ST LEONARD
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1274774
    Local Planning Authority:
    Central Bedfordshire (UA)
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Parish Church of St Leonard
    Street Name:
    Church End
    Unitary Authority:
    Central Bedfordshire (UA)
    Parish:
    Old Warden
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Mid Bedfordshire
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA

Contact Details

Trudi Hughes 01223 582739