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Wellingborough (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 85068 69777


SP86NE 4/179 28/05/54

HARDWICK MAIN STREET (South side) Church of St. Leonard


Church. C13, C14 and mid C19. Regular coursed and squared coursed limestone and ironstone with ashlar dressings and lead and stone slate roof. Nave, chancel, south aisle, north porch and west tower. South elevation of chancel is of one-window range with 2-light window to left with small lancet below. South door to right of window. Shallow pitched roof with ashlar cornice, gable parapets, and finial. 4-light, C14, east window has roundels with cusping. North elevation of chancel is similar to south with 2-light window to left. Fragments of masonry depicting a head to right. Mid C19 south aisle is of segmented coursed ironstone with lean-to roof and has 4-window range of 2-light windows. Similar east and west windows, ashlar cornice, gable parapets and kneelers. South nave clerestory is of 2-window range of 2-light windows with C19 reticulated tracery. North elevation of nave of 3-window range of 2-light ogee headed windows with C19 renewed tracery. Mid C19 gabled porch to right of centre has ashlar gable parapets and finial and Collyweston slate roof. C13 west tower of 3 stages has single lancet to west face of lower stage. Large 2-stage buttresses at abutment with nave. 2-light bell-chamber openings to each face of third stage. Remains of corbel table above. Castellated ashlar parapet was probably rebuilt 4 courses above the original corbel table. Interior: C13 four-bay south arcade of double-chamfered arches on circular piers. Double-chamfered chancel arch with polygonal responds. Double-chamfered tower arch with plain responds. C19 roof structures. C19 font supported on detached columns. Pulpit 1860, marble, with trefoils and quatrefoils decorated with mosaic. C19 coloured glass to all windows. Monument, south wall of chancel, Sir Francis Nicolls died 1642, is brass panel with 4 kneeling figures in painted alabaster surround with heraldic device above flanked by short obelisks. Four C17 brass tablets to left of chancel steps to Nicolls and Bagshawe families. Black stone tablet to right of chancel steps to William Baker died 1733. Similar tablet to Sarah Baker died 1732 at rear of nave. Various other inscribed floor tablets. Pre-reformation bell in lower stage of tower has Latin inscription. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.245).

Listing NGR: SP8506869777


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 245


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: 27 May 2003
Reference: IOE01/10812/29
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