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Church of St Leonard

A Grade I Listed Building in Southoe and Midloe, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2654 / 52°15'55"N

Longitude: -0.2679 / 0°16'4"W

OS Eastings: 518299

OS Northings: 264442

OS Grid: TL182644

Mapcode National: GBR H20.YYB

Mapcode Global: VHGM7.9BQ5

Entry Name: Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 14 May 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130254

English Heritage Legacy ID: 54411

Location: Southoe and Midloe, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE19

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Southoe and Midloe

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Southoe St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TL 16 SE
14. 5.59 LEONARD

The present church stands on the site of a late C12 church of
which only the medieval plan, the piers of the chancel arch and
the reset south doorway survive. The nave and chancel are
principally C13, with C19 alterations to the C16 clerestorey.
The South aisle and North chapel are late C15 or early C16.
North West tower of narrow, red brick, English bond with diaper
work. Limestone dressings. Of three stages on splayed plinth
carried round from the North chapel. Embattled parapet with
beast gargoyles to centre of main cornice. Part of C13 window
reset in West wall. Each wall of bell stage has two pointed
lights in four centred head. Original plank shutters, pierced.
Nave of pebblestone and dressings of limestone. South wall of
brick. Embattled parapet. Clerestorey with three partly re-
used C16 windows. West wall has one C16 three light window,
transomed. C16 West doorway. Four centred arch with square
head and foliate and initial decoration to spandrels. South
aisle also of pebblestone with limestone dressings. Two C16
windows and one to East end, each of three cinquefoil lights.
Late C15 or early C16 South porch, restored. Outer arch two
centred and of two moulded orders, inner carried on attached
shafts. Fine late C12 South doorway (reset) of three moulded
orders in round headed arch. Chancel. Of pebble and
rubblestone and some sandstone probably re-used from original
church. Slate roof with embattled parapet and moulded cornice.
South doorway and two light window are C13. Panel of stone
ashlar at eaves height, probably C17 and possibly for sundial.
C16 East window of five cinquefoil lights. North wall has one
lancet and one two light window, both C13. North chapel of
stone ashlar. Embattled parapet and one crocketed pinnacle at
North East corner. Moulded main cornice with two beast
gargoyles and carved with foliate and initial bosses. Three
early C16 windows. Interior: North arcade of three bays. Two
centred arches of two chamfered orders on octagonal columns and
capitals. South arcade also of three bays and of two chamfered
orders. Round columns and capitals. C13 chancel arch two
centred and of two chamfered orders on late C12 piers with
square abaci and engaged shafts having scallop and cushion capitals. C16 squint
opening and four centred arch to sealed roof loft opening, North of chancel arch.
R.C.H.M. (Hunts.), p239, Mon. (1)
Pevsner: Buildings of England p344

Listing NGR: TL1829964442

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