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Church of St Leonard

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigginton and Hopwas, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6585 / 52°39'30"N

Longitude: -1.6926 / 1°41'33"W

OS Eastings: 420892

OS Northings: 306796

OS Grid: SK208067

Mapcode National: GBR 4F6.BX3

Mapcode Global: WHCGX.ZF5S

Entry Name: Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 27 February 1964

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038802

English Heritage Legacy ID: 272836

Location: Wigginton and Hopwas, Lichfield, Staffordshire, B79

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Wigginton and Hopwas

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Wigginton St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


5/82 Church of St. Leonard

- II

Parish church. 1777; north aisle of 1830, and chancel and vestry of
1861-2 by Nicholas Joyce of Burton. Red brick nave and aisle on sand-
stone plinth, random rubble chancel; slate roofs with coped verges.
3-bay nave with north aisle and western bell turret, 2-bay chancel with
clasping buttresses; L-shaped north-east vestry. Nave and aisle: tall
small-pane windows with semi-circular arches springing from imposts.
The north aisle has a circular west window with moulded stone surround
and a west door with moulded stone surround and cyma recta moulded
cornice hood. The nave has a C19 gabled western porch with pointed
doorway, flanked by 2 circular windows with moulded stone frames; Dio-
cletian window above the porch; bell turret with hipped roof and
circular oculus to each side. Chancel: 2 south windows, the western
one has 2 lights with plate tracery, the eastern one has a single light;
sill string continued as a hood mould over a central pointed door;
pointed 3-light east window with Geometric tracery and hood mould with
foliated stops. Vestry: pointed 2-light windows with plate tracery
to north and east. Interior: 2 massive Tuscan columns supporting
the west turret; 2 cast iron columns between nave and aisle; north
gallery also supported on cast iron columns; pointed and chamfered
chancel arch with an inner chamfered order springing from short corbelled
half-columns with stiff leaf decoration. The nave has a plain plaster
ceiling, the chancel has an arch braced collar roof. Fittings: mid
to late C19 stone font with octagonal base, ribbed and banded decoration,
wooden font cover of circa 1938; full set of C20 pews; wooden Gothic
style pulpit; brass altar rail with decorative brackets; wainscotting
in sanctuary of circa 1935. Stained glass: east window of 1893 showing
the nativity, baptism and crucifixion of Jesus; south-west window of
1897 depicting Saints Luke and John; small south-east window, Mary and
Jesus. B.o.E. p. 310.

Listing NGR: SK2089206796

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