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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1282492



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


District: City of Wolverhampton

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Jun-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 31-Mar-1992

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 378366

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SO9496 CHURCH STREET, Bilston 895-1/15/7 (North side) 20/06/52 Church of St Leonard


Church. 1825-6. By Francis Goodwin; restored, 1882-3, by Ewan Christian. Stucco with parapeted roof. Neo-classical style influenced by Soane. Nave with canted chancel apse and west tower. West facade of 5 bays, end and centre bays breaking forward; top entablature and coped parapet; centre has angle pilasters; round-headed upper windows have archivolts and impost band, small-paned glazing, central window in round-headed recess; central entrance has porch with channelled rustication, angle pilasters and entablature, eared architrave and iron gates; inner angles have cast iron plinths with short columns, possibly for lamps, and lettering: ANNO DOMINI/ 1826/ FRANCIS GOODWIN/ ARCHITECT; paired inner doors; flanking square windows and end entrances in eared architraves; tower has canted angles on base with Greek key and 4 finials; paired fluted pilaster strips to angles and fluted frieze and cornice; round-headed louvred bell openings with clock faces above; top domical vault with enriched wrought iron cresting and weather vane. 6-bay north and south elevations have end bays breaking forward and tall round-headed windows; east end has recessed canted angles and canted apse; east window. INTERIOR: mostly by Christian; shallow segmental vault with Greek relief motifs; galleries to 3 sides with balustraded parapets; east end has Ionic columns flanking apse. Font, 1673, with shallow, fluted bowl; some early C19 wall monuments including Mrs Riley (d.1835) by William Weale, medallion and drapery; Mrs Willim (d.1834), standing figure by altar. (Shell County Guides: Thorold H: Staffordshire: London: 1978-: P.60-61; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London: 1974-: P.70).

Listing NGR: SO9499296518

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 70
Thorold, H, 'Shell County Guides' in Staffordshire, (1978), 60-61

National Grid Reference: SO 94992 96518


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