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Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Leigh, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.9199 / 52°55'11"N

Longitude: -1.9659 / 1°57'57"W

OS Eastings: 402390

OS Northings: 335836

OS Grid: SK023358

Mapcode National: GBR 387.V3G

Mapcode Global: WHBD9.SV1W

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 12 January 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1190204

English Heritage Legacy ID: 273838

Location: Leigh, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire, ST10

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Leigh

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Leigh All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


2/131 Church of All Saints


Parish Church. Rebuilt 1846 incorporating part of the medieval tower.
By Thomas Johnson of Lichfield. Ashlar; slate roofs with coped
verges. Cruciform plan; crossing tower, 5-bay nave and aisles with
south porch, 3 bay chancel, 2-bay transepts; early C14 Decorated style.
Crossing tower: The 2 upper stages are visible above the roofs, the
lower of these has a slim ogee-headed loop to each face, pointed belfry
openings of 2 trefoil-headed lights with a single reticulation over,
and hood mould; crenellated parapet. Nave and aisles: Transomed
windows of 2 trefoil-headed lights and quatrefoil over, 5-light west
window with Decorated tracery; pointed west door with hood mould
terminating in heads; paired niches to gable with crocheted hoods;
coped parapet and diagonal buttresses to west end. Chancel: 3-light
windows to north and south, and 5-light east window; empty niche to
gable with crocketed hood. Transepts: Windows of 3 trefoil-headed
lights, those to north and south gables have 5 lights; angle buttresses.
Interior: Nave arcade has cruciform piers with canted lobes and sunken
chamfers; pointed arches with sunken chamfers; tall, pointed roll and
fillet moulded crossing arches, all with hood moulds terminating in
heads to interior; scissor braced nave roof with 2 pairs of purlins
and ridge piece and posts springing from stone corbels, supporting the
principals; rib vaulted chancel and crossing, the chancel has foliated
bosses and transverse and diagonal ribs springing from foliated corbels,
the crossing has diagonal ribs dying away into the corners and a central
circular opening for the bell ropes; highly decorative chancel floor
tiles attributed to Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Fittings: Quatrefoil plan font by H. Jeavons;pewter eagle lectern, octagonal stone pulpit with trefoil-headed panelling to sides.
Monuments: Alabaster chest tomb of Sir John Ashenhurst
d.1520, reclining figures of Sir John and his wife, the former in plate
armour with a lion at his feet, panelled sides with pairs of figures
under twin crocketed ogee canopies; marble aedicule to the Rev.
Ashenhurst d.1704, with Ionic pilasters and open top pediment contain-
ing coat of arms; marble aedicule to Elizabeth Whitehall, C18 with
panelled pilasters and open top pediment containing coat of arms.
Stained glass: East window by William Wailes, south-east and north-
east chancel windows contain medieval glass, 2 windows in north aisle,
1862 and 1868 by C.A. Gibbs of Bedford Square, William Morris and Sir
Edward Burne-Jones were responsible for the West window 1874, the west
windows of the aisles, 1890, the east window of the South aisle, 1913.
B.O.E. p.173-4.

Listing NGR: SK0239035836

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