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CHURCH OF ST LEONARD

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ST LEONARD

List entry Number: 1023286

Location

CHURCH OF ST LEONARD, HIGH STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Swindon

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Blunsdon St. Andrew

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 318230

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

1. 5410 BLUNSDON ST ANDREW HIGH STREET Broad Blunsdon Church of St Leonard SU 1590 21/74 26.1.55

II*

2. Four bay nave and south aisle. Two bay chancel. C15 west tower. Present structure probably C13 in origin but had extensive restoration by Butterfield 1870. Built of rubble with stone slate roof. Dividing buttresses to nave. Gabled ashlar porch to left with pointed doorway; a similar doorway with rounded label ends on north side of nave. A variety of windows, mostly restored; one pretty circa 1300 small geometrical tracery window to right on south side. Chancel has south aisle and gabled vestry to north. Four stage tower rendered on moulded plinth. Parapet of pierced quatrefoils probably circa 1870. Diagonal buttresses. Corbel heads to cornice, blind tracery to belfry window heads. Contemporary 4 centre arched doorway with ancient bar and carved spandrels. Interior: low cylindrical piers with round abaci to double chamfered circa 1300 arcade. Roofs: 2 versions of truss rafter former waggon roofs. C17 panelled 3-bay screen to tower with balustraded parapet and top cartouche. Under the tower is the John Potenger memorial (died 1733) by Peter Scheemakers, marble with cherubs.

Listing NGR: SU1529590753

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National Grid Reference: SU 15295 90753

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