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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Sutton Veny
National Grid Reference:
ST 90849 41520


SUTTON VENY DUCK STREET ST 94 SW (off south side) 4/220 Church of St. Leonard 11.9.68


Anglican parish church, now redundant. C12, C13, C16, chancel arch blocked and west part of church partly dismantled 1868, declared redundant 1970. Rubble stone, tiled roof with hip to east end of chancel. Former cruciform church with crossing tower, now only chancel is intact. South side of partly dismantled nave has double-chamfered pointed doorway with cusped niche over, string course and two former windows either side, transept mostly demolished. South side of chancel has blocked central pointed doorway and blocked 3-light C16 window with Tudor-arched lights, clasping buttresses to east end; C19 three-light Perpendicular- style window with bolection-moulded tablet to Anne Holland died 1728 to left and tablet to William Lawes died 1794 to right. North side of chancel has blocked lancet and two deeply chamfered lancets, blocked Tudor-arched doorway. Dismantled north transept. North side of nave has three blocked windows, round-arched C12 doorway with water leaf and stiff leaf capitals, missing tympanum. West end has Tudor-arched doorway, formerly with windows over. Interior of former nave retains trefoiled piscina on south wall, C13 crossing with triple chamfered arches on chamfered responds. Interior of chancel reroofed 1868 to provide mortuary chapel to Church of St. John, completed same year, Tudor-arched doorway set in blocked chancel arch. C12 cylindrical font set on reused pier base. Fine collection of C18 and C19 wall tablets brought together in chancel, many signed examples including classical marbles to Rev. Brounker Thring died 1812, by King of Bath, to Giles Halliday died 1827, by Reeves of Bath, and a large classical marble to Hinton family by Randall of London. Earlier tablets include one of 1693 with good lettering to Margaret Bayly. Royal Arms of George IV over doorway and several prayer and benefaction boards. Good C19 stained glass in lancets on north side. (VCH, Wiltshire, Vol 8, 1965; N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England - Wiltshire, 1975).

Listing NGR: ST9084941520


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N , The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1975)
Pugh, RB, Crittall, E, The Victoria History of the County of Wiltshire, (1965)


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

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Date: 12 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/02471/30
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