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Church of St Leonard

A Grade II* Listed Building in Broad Blunsdon, Swindon

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Latitude: 51.6154 / 51°36'55"N

Longitude: -1.7805 / 1°46'49"W

OS Eastings: 415295

OS Northings: 190753

OS Grid: SU152907

Mapcode National: GBR 4TP.LPB

Mapcode Global: VHB37.3N2H

Plus Code: 9C3WJ689+5R

Entry Name: Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 26 January 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023286

English Heritage Legacy ID: 318230

Location: Blunsdon, Swindon, SN26

County: Swindon

Civil Parish: Blunsdon St Andrew

Built-Up Area: Broad Blunsdon

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Broad Blunsdon

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Broad Blunsdon
Church of St Leonard
SU 1590 21/74 26.1.55


Four bay nave and south aisle. Two bay chancel. C15 west tower. Present structure
probably C13 in origin but had extensive restoration by Butterfield 1870. Built
of rubble with stone slate roof.
Dividing buttresses to nave. Gabled ashlar porch to left with pointed doorway;
a similar doorway with rounded label ends on north side of nave. A variety of
windows, mostly restored; one pretty circa 1300 small geometrical tracery window
to right on south side. Chancel has south aisle and gabled vestry to north.
Four stage tower rendered on moulded plinth. Parapet of pierced quatrefoils
probably circa 1870. Diagonal buttresses. Corbel heads to cornice, blind tracery
to belfry window heads. Contemporary 4 centre arched doorway with ancient bar
and carved spandrels.
Interior: low cylindrical piers with round abaci to double chamfered circa 1300
Roofs: 2 versions of truss rafter former waggon roofs. C17 panelled 3-bay screen
to tower with balustraded parapet and top cartouche. Under the tower is the
John Potenger memorial (died 1733) by Peter Scheemakers, marble with cherubs.

Listing NGR: SU1529590753

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