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Ribble Valley (District Authority)
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SD 63141 32309


BALDERSTONE SD 63 SW Church of St.Leonard 4/1 - GV II

Church, 1852-4 by Rampling of Preston (Pevsner), with tower added 1906. Sandstone rubble with slate roof. Comprises a nave with lower chancel, tower at the west end of the north side of the nave, north organ chamber, and a lower gabled projection on the south side. The west window is of 3 lights with flowing tracery under a pointed head. Below it is a low semi-octagonal buttressed projection with parapet. This houses the font and has windows on 3 sides. The nave is of 3 bays on the north side and 4 on the south, all separated by buttresses. The windows are of 2 trefoiled lights under pointed heads with Geometric tracery. On each side there are 2 small timber dormers. The tower has diagonal buttresses and incorporates a porch in its lower stage. It has a stone spire set back behind a parapet, and bell openings of 2 trefoiled lights under a pointed head with trefoil. The doorway has a moulded pointed arch. The east window is of 5 lights with Geometric tracery under a pointed head. Inside, the nave has a steeply-pitched open timber roof. The 3 trusses have curved braces to high collars which support king posts. They are tied at wallplate level by iron rods. To the left of the pointed chancel arch is a dressed sandstone opening resembling a window, the 2 trefoiled lights containing organ pipes. The windows contain some glass of later C19 date.

Listing NGR: SD6314132309


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Lancashire, (1969)


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: 22 Sep 2000
Reference: IOE01/02746/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr K. Foster. Source Historic England Archive
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