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Church of St Leonard

A Grade II Listed Building in Bilston, Wolverhampton

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Latitude: 52.5665 / 52°33'59"N

Longitude: -2.0753 / 2°4'31"W

OS Eastings: 394992

OS Northings: 296518

OS Grid: SO949965

Mapcode National: GBR 1RS.VC

Mapcode Global: WHBG0.3R1B

Plus Code: 9C4VHW8F+HV

Entry Name: Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 20 June 1952

Last Amended: 31 March 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282492

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378366

Location: Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14

County: Wolverhampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Bilston East

Built-Up Area: Bilston

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Bilston St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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895-1/15/7 (North side)
20/06/52 Church of St Leonard


Church. 1825-6. By Francis Goodwin; restored, 1882-3, by Ewan
Christian. Stucco with parapeted roof. Neo-classical style
influenced by Soane. Nave with canted chancel apse and west
tower. West facade of 5 bays, end and centre bays breaking
forward; top entablature and coped parapet; centre has angle
pilasters; round-headed upper windows have archivolts and
impost band, small-paned glazing, central window in
round-headed recess; central entrance has porch with
channelled rustication, angle pilasters and entablature, eared
architrave and iron gates; inner angles have cast iron plinths
with short columns, possibly for lamps, and lettering: ANNO
DOMINI/ 1826/ FRANCIS GOODWIN/ ARCHITECT; paired inner doors;
flanking square windows and end entrances in eared
architraves; tower has canted angles on base with Greek key
and 4 finials; paired fluted pilaster strips to angles and
fluted frieze and cornice; round-headed louvred bell openings
with clock faces above; top domical vault with enriched
wrought iron cresting and weather vane. 6-bay north and south
elevations have end bays breaking forward and tall
round-headed windows; east end has recessed canted angles and
canted apse; east window.
INTERIOR: mostly by Christian; shallow segmental vault with
Greek relief motifs; galleries to 3 sides with balustraded
parapets; east end has Ionic columns flanking apse. Font,
1673, with shallow, fluted bowl; some early C19 wall monuments
including Mrs Riley (d.1835) by William Weale, medallion and
drapery; Mrs Willim (d.1834), standing figure by altar.
(Shell County Guides: Thorold H: Staffordshire: London: 1978-:
P.60-61; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire:
London: 1974-: P.70).

Listing NGR: SO9499296518

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