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Latitude: 52.4342 / 52°26'3"N
Longitude: 0.2438 / 0°14'37"E
OS Eastings: 552635
OS Northings: 284172
OS Grid: TL526841
Mapcode National: GBR M62.8H7
Mapcode Global: VHHJ6.52RR
Entry Name: Parish Church of St Leonard
Listing Date: 5 February 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1127022
English Heritage Legacy ID: 49462
Location: Downham, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB6
District: East Cambridgeshire
Civil Parish: Downham
Built-Up Area: Little Downham
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Downham
Church of England Diocese: Ely
TL 58 SW DOWNHAM MAIN STREET
4/11 Parish Church of
5.2.52 St Leonard
Parish Church. Tower C12 with C19 fourth stage replacing an earlier
structure (W. Cole). C12 door reset in early C13 south aisle. Nave, aisles
and chancel C13 unbuttressed, with walls repaired and partly rebuilt C19.
C14 windows in chancel and aisles restored or replaced C19. Porch rebuilt
C19 with C15 arch re-used. Roofs C19. Walls of pebble and limestone rubble
with brick repairs, some clunch courses in chancel, with limestone dressings,
some reused material. South elevation: Tower of four stages with plain
parapet and angle pinnacles. Small loop window and second stage window;
two-light belfry window in square headed arch with labels. Clerestory
windows, lancet lights with wide deeply splayed inner arches. Two restored
two-light aisle windows and two two-light chancel windows C14, with square
headed arches and labels. South porch with C15 four-centred moulded arch qv.
Bishop's Palace. South door rebuilt with two-centred arch, with two carved
heads of inner order of mask ornament of clunch, possibly C13; chevron outer
order; jambs with two chevroned and cabled shafts one to left hand with
carved head of the devil. Door rebuilt C19 with original C13 boards and
ironwork. Interior: chancel arch and nave arcade of five bays with alternate
round and octagonal piers with plain moulded caps and bases, and two-centred
arches of two chamfered orders. Tower arch possibly C12 chamfered with
moulded label. Chancel; piscina C13 with double cinquefoil arch and foiled
drains cut by C14 window. Roof of three bays, arch braced with painted C19
stencil decoration. C15 bell stock with curved cross braces in each bay.
Screen, C15. Font C15 octagonal with quatrefoil and sunk panel decoration.
Tapestry C19 used as reredos. George III Coat of Arms on west nave wall
painted on canvas.
The Village and Church 1974 Patterson, W
Pevsner: Buildings of England p330
Listing NGR: TL5263584172
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