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Stratford-on-Avon (District Authority)
Priors Marston
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SP 48924 57601


PRIORS MARSTON VICARAGE LANE SP4857 (South side) 12/141 Church of St. Leonard 30/05/67


Church. Late C13 origins; aisle widened C14. Tower remodelled or entirely rebuilt c.1720. Nave and porch largely rebuilt 1863 and chancel rebuilt 1865 by Spragg and Joyce. Ironstone with limestone dressings: aisle of coursed rubble; nave of squared coursed rubble; chancel, vestry, and porch regular coursed; tower of ashlar. Tile roofs have ridge cresting and coped gable parapets; stone stack. Chancel, nave, north aisle, north vestry, west tower, south porch. 2-bay chancel and 5-bay nave. Chancel has splayed plinth. Diagonal and south buttresses with 2 offsets. 3-light east window has hood mould and head stops. 2 south and one north 2-light windows. Geometrical tracery throughout. North side has chimney above vestry. South porch has splayed plinth. Low angle buttresses flush with front. Doorway of 2 moulded orders. Door with Gothic open work panels and grille. Square-headed 2-light windows with stop-chamfered jambs. Inside late C13 moulded south doorway has hood mould with return stops. Ribbed and studded door with old strap hinges. Nave has angle and south buttresses with 2 offsets. Two 2-light windows east of porch, and lancet and 2-light window west of porch, all with plate tracery. Vestry has splayed plinth. Angle buttresses. East paired trefoiled lancets, and circle with cross, under segmental pointed arch. Lean-to roof. Aisle has diagonal, 2 north and west angle buttresses. Chamfered Tudor arch north doorway of c.1500 has C19 plank door. 3 late C14 two-light straight-headed Decorated north windows, partly renewed. 2-light west window has basket-arched lights. Tower of 2 stages has high splayed plinth. West angles have giant clasping Tuscan piers. String course. Round-arched south door and west window with Y-tracery and transom. Second stage has 2 small round-arched west windows. Bell-openings similar to west window. Clock faces to north and south. Cornice and parapet of 3 panels, Interior: plastered walls. Chancel has segmental -pointed rere arches. Arched braced roof with naturalistic foliage corbels. Early English style chancel arch of 3 plastered orders. Nave has 5-bay partly late C13 arcade of low, wide arches of 2 chamfered orders and octagonal piers with moulded capitals. Hammerbeam roof and scissor braces. Fittings: mid 1860's; reredos 1868. Stained glass: late C19. Monuments: north aisle: Bradshaw family 1770 etc. Neoclassical wall monument. Porch floor: brass 1688. Inscriptions to Elizabeth and Richard West (1691). (V.C.H. Warwickshire: Vol. 5 pp 140-141; Buildings of England: Warwickshire p.377).

Listing NGR: SP4892457601


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Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W , The Victoria History of the County of Warwick, (1949), 140-141
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 377


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: 16 May 2002
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