Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1376621

Date first listed: 25-Sep-1998

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST LEONARD


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Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST LEONARD

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County: East Sussex

District: Hastings (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: TQ 79691 08850


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757/10/10010 Church of St Leonard


Church. 1953-61. Sir Giles and Adrian Gilbert Scott. Buff brick with cream stone dressings. Pantiled low pitched roof to eaves. Rectangular plan with altar against east wall and choir stalls in chancel. Nave with passage aisles. Western tower, with entrance beneath. Simplified modernistic Gothic manner. Exterior dominated by fine blocky Gothic west tower reached by a flight of steps which has parabolic shape with late Gothic mouldings dying into the jambs. Triple doors, square headed with 3 lights over each. Tall 3-light traceried pointed window. Above aedicule is a cross-shaped window. North and south walls with 2-light traceried pointed windows. Interior with parabolic arches defining sanctuary and chancel and rising the full height of the nave as giant arcades. Main space with panelled ceiling, flat in the middle with canted sides. Passage aisles set in internal buttresses with transverse vaulting to each bay. Lower part of the wall clad in green coloured stone finished in a wave pattern to symbolise the sea; dado rises behind altar and is surmounted by incised and painted cross; upper walls plastered. Sanctuary raised and altar raised on a further step. White marble sanctuary floor. Timber altar with central pedestal set against east wall. Limed oak neo-Gothic choir stalls in chancel, in which some Victorian work appears to be reused. Solid chancel wall of green stone, with a broad opening in the centre. The pulpit is incorporated into this wall at the north-western corner of the chancel. It is in the form of a prow of a boat, in varnished timber, continuing the maritime theme. The font and cover are in the form of a ship's wheel. Modern figurative stained glass to 3-light chancel south window. An attractive example of these architects' post-war work, showing a fusion of traditional and modern building methods and forms. The church has a strong presence on the seafront.

Listing NGR: TQ7969108850


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Legacy System number: 470627

Legacy System: LBS

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