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Church of St Leonard

A Grade II Listed Building in Yardley Gobion, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.0958 / 52°5'45"N

Longitude: -0.8844 / 0°53'3"W

OS Eastings: 476518

OS Northings: 244752

OS Grid: SP765447

Mapcode National: GBR BY0.K6J

Mapcode Global: VHDSR.ML96

Plus Code: 9C4X34W8+86

Entry Name: Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 18 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293405

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235390

Location: Yardley Gobion, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN12

County: Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Yardley Gobion

Built-Up Area: Yardley Gobion

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Potterspury with Furtho and Yardley Gobion

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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SP7643 (South side)
14/154 Church of St. Leonard


Church. Built 1864 by E.F. Law at the expense of the 6th Duke of Grafton.
Coursed squared rock-faced limestone, limestone dressings and slate roofs.
Chancel, vestry, nave and north porch. Geometrical and Decorated styles. Chancel
has 3-light east window with Geometrical-style tracery and hood mould and a
one-light window to north and south with trefoil to head. Priest's door to north
with continuous hollow chamfer and pointed trefoil head innermost, shafts with
foliage capitals and pointed arch outermost and hood mould. Small vestry to
south with cat-slide roof and 2-light window to south with rectangular chamfered
stone surround. 3-bay nave has 2-light Decorated-style windows to north and
south and 3-light window to west end with Geometrical-style tracery and hood
mould. North door has shafts with foliage capitals in porch with similar doorway
and small 4-light windows to east and west sides. Bell-cote to east gable of
nave. Diagonal offset buttresses to chancel, off-set buttresses to west end of
nave and between bays. Chamfered plinth, overhanging eaves and stone-coped
gables with kneelers. Interior: windows have alternate red and blue bricks to
heads. Elaborate carved foliage corbels to chancel arch and converted
wall-mounted oil lamps to nave. Oak reredos of 1904. Stain glass window of 1865
to memory of Lady Charles Fitzroy, stain-glass east window of 1903 of Munich
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p471; Kelly's Directory for
Northamptonshire: 1936)

Listing NGR: SP7651844752

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