Church of St Leonard

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1038802
Date first listed:
27-Feb-1964
Statutory Address:
Church of St Leonard, Main Road

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Location

Statutory Address:
Church of St Leonard, Main Road

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

County:
Staffordshire
District:
Lichfield (District Authority)
Parish:
Wigginton and Hopwas
National Grid Reference:
SK 20892 06796

Details

SK 20 NW 5/82

WIGGINTON C.P. MAIN ROAD (west side) Church of St Leonard

27.2.64

II Parish church. 1777; north aisle of 1830, and chancel and vestry of 1861-62 by Nicholas Joyce of Burton. Red brick nave and aisle on sandstone plinth, random rubble chancel; slate roofs with coped verges. Three bay nave with north aisle and western bell turret, Two bay chancel with clasping buttresses; L-shaped north east vestry.

Nave and aisle: tall small-pane windows with semi-circular arches springing from imposts. The north aisle has a circular west window with moulded stone surround and a west door with moulded stone surround and cyma recta moulded cornice hood. The nave has a C19 gabled western porch with pointed doorway, flanked by two circular windows with moulded stone frames; Diocletian window above the porch; bell turret with hipped roof and circular oculus to each side.

Chancel: two south windows, the western one has two lights with plate tracery, the eastern one has a single light; sill string continued as a hood mould over a central pointed door; pointed three-light east window with Geometric tracery and hood mould with foliated stops.

Vestry: pointed two-light windows with plate tracery to north and east.

Interior: two massive Tuscan columns supporting the west turret; two cast iron columns between nave and aisle; north gallery also supported on cast iron columns; pointed and chamfered chancel arch with an inner chamfered order springing from short corbelled half-columns with stiff leaf decoration. The nave has a plain plaster ceiling, the chancel has an arch braced collar roof.

Fittings: mid to late C19 stone font with octagonal base, ribbed and banded decoration, wooden font cover of circa 1938; full set of C20 pews; wooden Gothic style pulpit; brass altar rail with decorative brackets; wainscotting in sanctuary of circa 1935.

Stained glass: east window of 1893 showing the nativity, baptism and crucifixion of Jesus; south west window of 1897 depicting Saints Luke and John; small south east window, Mary and Jesus.

Listing NGR: SK2089206796

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
272836
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 310

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 10 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/01040/19
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