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Church of St Leonard

A Grade I Listed Building in Hackney, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5268 / 51°31'36"N

Longitude: -0.0772 / 0°4'38"W

OS Eastings: 533480

OS Northings: 182632

OS Grid: TQ334826

Mapcode National: GBR V6.SV

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.MW1D

Entry Name: Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 3 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235382

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425981

Location: Hackney, London, E1

County: London

District: Hackney

Electoral Ward/Division: Hoxton East & Shoreditch

Built-Up Area: Hackney

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Leonard with S Michael, Shoreditch

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

735/35/559

SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET E1, (East side),
CHURCH OF ST LEONARD

03-JAN-50

G.V.

I


Revision Number: 2

TQ 3382,
35/559

SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET E1. (East Side),
Church of St Leonard

03.01.50.

G.V.

I

Parish Church. 1736 by George Dance the elder. Classical church with brick core
and plentiful dressings of Portland stone. Full-height, pedimented Doric portico
has tower above with clock stage, bell stage, drum, cupola, upper drum and short
spire, all of Portland stone. Arched windows, these and doors all in moulded
architraves; cornice and pediment on scrolled consoles to main door. Inside a
groin-vaulted lobby leads to nave whose round arcading rests on Doric entablatures
on piers. West bay is gallery for handsome baroque organ case. East bay has good
oak choir benches. Pulpit of C17 appearance with early-mid C18 stair. Interesting
monuments, in particular that to Elizabeth Benson (d.1710) by Francis Bird. Groin-vaulted undercroft with old tomb chests. Later south extension.

[The Church of St Leonard with No. 118½, the railings to north of No. 118½ and the
churchyard gates and railings form a group.]

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Listing NGR: TQ3348082632

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