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Church of St Leonard

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hardwick, North Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3195 / 52°19'10"N

Longitude: -0.7534 / 0°45'12"W

OS Eastings: 485068

OS Northings: 269777

OS Grid: SP850697

Mapcode National: GBR CWT.GCX

Mapcode Global: VHDRN.WYLR

Plus Code: 9C4X869W+RM

Entry Name: Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 28 May 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1040750

English Heritage Legacy ID: 233461

ID on this website: 101040750

Location: St Leonard's Church, Hardwick, North Northamptonshire, NN9

County: North Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Hardwick

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Hardwick St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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(South side)
Church of St. Leonard


Church. C13, C14 and mid C19. Regular coursed and squared coursed limestone and
ironstone with ashlar dressings and lead and stone slate roof. Nave, chancel,
south aisle, north porch and west tower. South elevation of chancel is of
one-window range with 2-light window to left with small lancet below. South door
to right of window. Shallow pitched roof with ashlar cornice, gable parapets,
and finial. 4-light, C14, east window has roundels with cusping. North elevation
of chancel is similar to south with 2-light window to left. Fragments of masonry
depicting a head to right. Mid C19 south aisle is of segmented coursed ironstone
with lean-to roof and has 4-window range of 2-light windows. Similar east and
west windows, ashlar cornice, gable parapets and kneelers. South nave clerestory
is of 2-window range of 2-light windows with C19 reticulated tracery. North
elevation of nave of 3-window range of 2-light ogee headed windows with C19
renewed tracery. Mid C19 gabled porch to right of centre has ashlar gable
parapets and finial and Collyweston slate roof. C13 west tower of 3 stages has
single lancet to west face of lower stage. Large 2-stage buttresses at abutment
with nave. 2-light bell-chamber openings to each face of third stage. Remains of
corbel table above. Castellated ashlar parapet was probably rebuilt 4 courses
above the original corbel table. Interior: C13 four-bay south arcade of
double-chamfered arches on circular piers. Double-chamfered chancel arch with
polygonal responds. Double-chamfered tower arch with plain responds. C19 roof
structures. C19 font supported on detached columns. Pulpit 1860, marble, with
trefoils and quatrefoils decorated with mosaic. C19 coloured glass to all
windows. Monument, south wall of chancel, Sir Francis Nicolls died 1642, is
brass panel with 4 kneeling figures in painted alabaster surround with heraldic
device above flanked by short obelisks. Four C17 brass tablets to left of
chancel steps to Nicolls and Bagshawe families. Black stone tablet to right of
chancel steps to William Baker died 1733. Similar tablet to Sarah Baker died
1732 at rear of nave. Various other inscribed floor tablets. Pre-reformation
bell in lower stage of tower has Latin inscription.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.245).

Listing NGR: SP8506869777

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