CHURCH OF ST LEONARD

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1235382

Date first listed: 03-Jan-1950

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST LEONARD, SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET E1, E1 6JN

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST LEONARD, SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET E1, E1 6JN

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Hackney (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 33480 82632

Details

735/35/559 SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET E1, (East side), CHURCH OF ST LEONARD

03-JAN-50

G.V.

I

Revision Number: 2

TQ 3382, 35/559

SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET E1. (East Side), Church of St Leonard

03.01.50.

G.V.

I

Parish Church. 1736 by George Dance the elder. Classical church with brick core and plentiful dressings of Portland stone. Full-height, pedimented Doric portico has tower above with clock stage, bell stage, drum, cupola, upper drum and short spire, all of Portland stone. Arched windows, these and doors all in moulded architraves; cornice and pediment on scrolled consoles to main door. Inside a groin-vaulted lobby leads to nave whose round arcading rests on Doric entablatures on piers. West bay is gallery for handsome baroque organ case. East bay has good oak choir benches. Pulpit of C17 appearance with early-mid C18 stair. Interesting monuments, in particular that to Elizabeth Benson (d.1710) by Francis Bird. Groin-vaulted undercroft with old tomb chests. Later south extension.

[The Church of St Leonard with No. 118½, the railings to north of No. 118½ and the churchyard gates and railings form a group.]

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Listing NGR: TQ3348082632

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 425981

Legacy System: LBS

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