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Barnsley (Metropolitan Authority)
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SK 30722 99393


WORTLEY WORTLEY VILLAGE SK39NW 4/142 Church of St. Leonard 25.4.69 GV II Church. Of medieval origin, tower rebuilt by John Platt in 1753-4 (Colvin,p641) rest rebuilt c1815 and later in C19. Coursed, squared sandstone, stone slate roof. 4-stage west tower; 6-bay, aisleless, nave and chancel in one with south porch and north vestry. Gothic Revival style with some true Gothic fragments. Tower: chamfered plinth, large quoins. String course and offset at each stage. Slit windows to lower stages except for 3-light mullioned window to ground floor on north; clock to 3rd stage on north and south; 2-light belfry openings with trefoil-headed and louvred lights in deeply-chamfered surrounds; embattled parapet. Nave and chancel: large quoins. Traces of C18 mullioned gallery window at south-west end. Shallow-gabled south porch to left of three 3-light windows having Y-tracery in cyma-moulded surrounds. Moulded priests' door to left of reset C14 3-light window with reticulated tracery now lighting south chapel. East window of 3 lights with smaller dividing lights in Perpendicular style with Tudor-arched heads. North vestry window of 3 ogee-headed lights with relieving arch. 2 stone-roofed additions on north side.

Interior: rounded chancel arch, flanking arches in same style as are 2-bay arcades to north and south. Numerous wall monuments to the Stuart Wortley family of Wortley Hall the finest being those: on south side of east window to Mary Wortley d.1794 by Regnart; on north side to Edward Wortley (d.1761: erected 1778); above central pier of south chapel arcade to John Stuart Wortley (d.1797); on east wall of south chapel to Margaret Stuart Wortley Mackenzie (d.1808) by Flaxwan, set in older trefoil-headed niche with colonettes; C19 wall monument to same family on north wall of nave; also one to Benjamin Newton, schoolmaster (d.1816: erected 1818). Details of monuments in Pevsner (p559). 3 hatchments over south door.

H. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1800, 1978

N. Pevsner, B.O.E. 1976 Ed.

Listing NGR: SK3072299393


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Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire - The West Riding, (1959)


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: 10 Jul 2007
Reference: IOE01/16195/15
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