CHURCH OF ST LEONARD

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1164023
Date first listed:
13-Feb-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST LEONARD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST LEONARD

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Ribble Valley (District Authority)
Parish:
Downham
National Grid Reference:
SD 78433 44304

Details

SD 78 44 DOWNHAM DOWNHAM VILLAGE

13/37 Church of St. Leonard 13-2-1967 GV 11*

Church, 1910 by Sir Mervyn McCartney, with west tower of late C15th. Sandstone rubble with slate roof. Comprises a west tower, a nave and chancel under a continuous roof, a south aisle, and a south porch. The tower has diagonal buttresses with offsets and an oversailing embattled parapet with corner pinnacles and with 2 gargoyles on both the north and south sides. The bell openings are of 2 cinquefoiled lights with outer casement moulding, under a pointed head with hood. The west window has a pointed Tudor-arched head with hood, an outer casement moulding, and 3 cinquefoiled lights. The west door has a pointed head, a casement moulding, and a hood. The 2 windows of the south aisle each have 3 cinquefoiled lights under a Tudor-arched head. The eastern bay is gabled and has a 3-light window with cusped intersecting tracery. The inner and outer porch doors have chamfered jambs and moulded pointed arches. The east window is of 5 cusped lights under a Tudor-arched head.

Interior. The 3-bay arcade to the south aisle has pointed arches of 2 chamfered orders. The nave bays and the aisle bays are separated by chamfered ashlar strips. The chancel arch is pointed and chamfered, with further arches opening from the chancel to a north organ chamber and south chapel. The nave and chancel have boarded barrel roofs. The east window contains glass made by Ralph and Richard Assheton in 1869. The octagonal sandstone font of early C16th type has sides with shields, blank except for 2, one with the Legs of Man, the other with a chevron between 3 fleurs de lys. Memorials to the Assheton family include a wall tablet to Frances Annabella (d.1835) by Westmacott, with a seated figure in relief.

Listing NGR: SD7843344304

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
183356
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 17 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/08331/27
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