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Church of St Leonard

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newhaven, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8045 / 50°48'16"N

Longitude: 0.0629 / 0°3'46"E

OS Eastings: 545451

OS Northings: 102580

OS Grid: TQ454025

Mapcode National: GBR LS7.JPC

Mapcode Global: FRA C60Z.491

Entry Name: Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 20 May 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197491

English Heritage Legacy ID: 374203

Location: Newhaven, Lewes, East Sussex, BN9

County: East Sussex

District: Lewes

Civil Parish: Newhaven

Built-Up Area: Newhaven

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Denton with South Heighton and Tarring Neville

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


769-1/5/19 Church of St Leonard


Parish church. C13, possibly containing earlier work,
embellished and Ewindow added C14, reroofed. restored and
vestry added mid-late C19, porch added early C20. Knapped
flint, stone dressings, angle buttresses to S corner of
chancel, tiled roof, weather-boarded bell-turret. Plan: nave
and chancel undivided, bell-turret W end, S porch. W end
3-light window, bell-turret above; S front medieval lancet
window, timber-framed porch with mid-C20 door, 2-light windows
with rendered surrounds flanking C20 wooden-framed arch-headed
window, rood-stair projection with with stair-light adjoining;
4-light Decorated E window; N front 2-light window, vestry
with late C20 door on E front, 2-light Tudor arch-headed
window, 4-light on W front, 2-light window by blocked N door,
lancet beyond.
Interior: rendered. Open king-post roof with boarded soffits
to chancel. Undivided nave and chancel. Depressed 4-centred
arch opening to roodstair opening above, stair extant. Deep
splay to window opening with inserted C20 wooden-framed window
to E of rood stair. Ogee-headed sedilia with quatrefoil-headed
piscina with gabled top. C19-C20 doorway to vestry with lancet
beside. Fine Norman font said to be identical to that in St
Annes, Lewes; basket weave body with rosettes between
narrowbands above, plaited strips below. C19 fittings; stained
glass in Ewindow by Kempe, datwed 1897, given in memory of
Miss Catt, the principal landowner in Denton who also built
the local school (not included).
(Buildings of England: Nairn I: Sussex: 1965-).

Listing NGR: TQ4545102580

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