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Staffordshire Moorlands (District Authority)
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SK 05902 41336


ALTON C.P. BRADLEY-IN-THE-MOORS SK 04 SE Church of St. Leonard 7/1 3/1/67 - II* Chapel-of-ease. Dated 1750. Ashlar with herringbone tooling and smooth faced ashlar dressings; plain tile roof with coped verges. West tower, 3-bay nave, single-bay chancel. West tower: 3 stages with bracketed eaves cornice and plain parapet with corner pinnacles, first stage west window with raised keystone to a semi-circular arch springing from an impost band, second stage has a rectangular loop to the west and a circular sundial to the south with moulded surround, the belfry windows have semi-circular arches and raised surrounds. Nave: semi-circular arch windows with raised surrounds and fluted keys, the arches spring from an impost band; 6-panelled south door with raised and moulded surround, fluted keystone and bracketed cornice hood, lunette over with fluted key; the north side of the nave has a single central window and a lateral external stack towards the east end; eaves cornice consisting of a hollow chamfer below a cyma recta. Chancel: east window with semi-circular arch, reeded key and raised surround breaking a band continued on the south side as an impost band, south door with semi-circular arch moulded surround and triple-raised keystone, lunette over with moulded surround and raised key; eaves cornice as nave. All windows have lead cames. Interior: semi-circular chancel arch with moulded edge and raised and fluted keystone springing from an impost band with ovolo and cyma reversa mouldings; plain semi-circular tower arch; plaster nave ceiling with boxed beams; semi-circular rere-arch to east window springing from square moulded capitals. Fitting: C18 stone font with circular moulded base, baluster shaft and~round basin with heavy lip; simple panelled pews and wainscotting; hexagonal wooden pulpit with ogee arched panels; C18 alter table and reredos, the former has 5 panels with curved foliage decoration, the latter has 3 bays, fluted pilasters define a central pedimented aedicule flanked by lower patterned panels. Monuments: several all plaques: William Holmes died 1757, panel with roll moulded surround and bracketed sill; Thomas Annishaw died 1791, Thomas Holmes died[198, William Holmes died 1820, marble plaque capped by an urn. B.O.E. p. 77.

Listing NGR: SK0590241336


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 77


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: 06 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/09754/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Terence Moors. Source Historic England Archive
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