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County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Hatfield and Newhampton
National Grid Reference:
SO 58586 59384


HATFIELD CP SO 55 NE 10/11 Church of St Leonard 11.6.59 II*

Parish church. C11 core, chancel rebuilt and nave extended in the C14, 1723, east part of nave rebuilt. Restoration of 1878 and 1903 when bell turret added. Sandstone rubble with dressings of same material, tiled roofs, weatherboard cladding to late C19 or early C20 bell turret. Nave with west porch and bell tower, chancel. Nave: north side with one restored square-headed window with two trefoil-headed lights to left and two similar windows to right of blocked C11 north doorway; plain jambs with square head formed by a heavy lintel of three stones joggled together, above a plain semi-circular headed arch enclosing a tympanum with trellis decoration. To the east of the doorway is some herringbone masonry. Three similar square headed windows each with two trefoil headed lights to south side of nave. West porch possibly retains some C14 timberwork with curved braces to outer entrance forming a pointed arch. C19 west doorway. The chancel has a restored square-headed window with two trefoil-headed lights to the north and a similar window possible of C14 to the south side. C19 three-light window to east end. Interior: the western part of the nave has been partitioned off by the addition of a gallery with a vestry and lobby and staircase below. The four chamfered posts of the bell turret revealed in the lobby may be of a medieval date. Two-centred headed chancel arch possibly of the C13; one plain continuous order. Fittings: late C11 font; tub-shaped bowl with no ornamentation. Monuments: in chancel: Sara Colles memorial: wall tablet 1672-3, oval inscription panel with bay-leaf wreathed surround, flanked by twisted Corinthian columns with entablature, broken pediment with achievement of arms. Timothy Colles memorial: wall tablet 1669, rectangular inscription panel flanked by twisted Corinthian columns with entablature and broken pediment with achievement of arms. John Colles memorial: wall tablet, 1641, with Ionic columns and broken pediment with achievement of arms. (RCHM, Vol 3, p 64; BoE, p 143).

Listing NGR: SO5858659384


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Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire III North West, (1934), 64
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 143


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: 31 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/14456/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Burrows. Source Historic England Archive
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