CHURCH OF ST LEONARD

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1197491
Date first listed:
20-May-1949
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST LEONARD, HEIGHTON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST LEONARD, HEIGHTON ROAD

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

County:
East Sussex
District:
Lewes (District Authority)
Parish:
Newhaven
National Grid Reference:
TQ 45451 02580

Details

NEWHAVEN

TQ4502 HEIGHTON ROAD, Denton 769-1/5/19 Church of St Leonard 20/05/49

GV II*

Parish church. C13, possibly containing earlier work, embellished and Ewindow added C14, reroofed. restored and vestry added mid-late C19, porch added early C20. Knapped flint, stone dressings, angle buttresses to S corner of chancel, tiled roof, weather-boarded bell-turret. Plan: nave and chancel undivided, bell-turret W end, S porch. W end 3-light window, bell-turret above; S front medieval lancet window, timber-framed porch with mid-C20 door, 2-light windows with rendered surrounds flanking C20 wooden-framed arch-headed window, rood-stair projection with with stair-light adjoining; 4-light Decorated E window; N front 2-light window, vestry with late C20 door on E front, 2-light Tudor arch-headed window, 4-light on W front, 2-light window by blocked N door, lancet beyond. Interior: rendered. Open king-post roof with boarded soffits to chancel. Undivided nave and chancel. Depressed 4-centred arch opening to roodstair opening above, stair extant. Deep splay to window opening with inserted C20 wooden-framed window to E of rood stair. Ogee-headed sedilia with quatrefoil-headed piscina with gabled top. C19-C20 doorway to vestry with lancet beside. Fine Norman font said to be identical to that in St Annes, Lewes; basket weave body with rosettes between narrowbands above, plaited strips below. C19 fittings; stained glass in Ewindow by Kempe, datwed 1897, given in memory of Miss Catt, the principal landowner in Denton who also built the local school (not included). (Buildings of England: Nairn I: Sussex: 1965-).

Listing NGR: TQ4545102580

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
374203
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Nairn, I, The Buildings of England: Sussex, (1965)

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: 24 Sep 2004
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