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Church of St Leonard

A Grade II Listed Building in Broughton Hackett, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.1896 / 52°11'22"N

Longitude: -2.1122 / 2°6'43"W

OS Eastings: 392428

OS Northings: 254598

OS Grid: SO924545

Mapcode National: GBR 2HM.LTW

Mapcode Global: VH92W.B7R9

Plus Code: 9C4V5VQQ+R4

Entry Name: Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 3 August 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1319693

English Heritage Legacy ID: 442517

ID on this website: 101319693

Location: St Leonard's Church, Broughton Hackett, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR7

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Broughton Hackett

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Broughton Hackett

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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DATES OF MAIN PHASES, NAME OF ARCHITECT: C14 church restored in 1843 by A.E. Perkins.

MATERIALS: Blue lias, laid as coursed rubble except for the rock-faced south wall and porch, with tile roofs and timber-framed turret.

PLAN: Nave and chancel under a single roof, west belfry and south-west porch.

EXTERIOR: The rebuilt south wall has only a single C19 2-light square-headed window. The S doorway is tall, with chamfered surround and pyramid stops. The 3-light Perpendicular east window is also C19. The west wall has angle buttresses and a small 2-light C14 Decorated window. In the north wall is a blocked doorway, which is chamfered with step stops under a timber lintel, and a 2-light square-headed window. A vertical joint is between nave and chancel, suggesting that the present chancel is later than the nave. The belfry is weatherboarded and has a pyramidal roof with weathervane.

INTERIOR: Nave has a shallow coved plaster ceiling; the chancel a flat plaster ceiling. Below the belfry are chamfered cross beams. Walls are plastered. The floor consists of C20 tiles with raised wood floors below the benches, and old ledger stones on the sanctuary floor.

PRINCIPAL FIXTURES: There is a benefaction board dated 1728 but other fixtures are C19 or C20. The small octagonal font is C19. Benches have simple ends. The C19 polygonal timber pulpit has Gothic blind panels and steps with brass hand rail. The communion rail has twisted brass standards. The east window of 1971 is by Francis W. Skeat, and depicts Christ as a Priest with the Sacrament.

HISTORY: A small church with C14 fabric, but altered and restored in 1843 by A.E. Perkins, architect of Worcester, who rebuilt the south wall and added the porch.

A. Brooks and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, 2007, p 208.

The church of St Leonard, Broughton Hackett, is listed Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* For the surviving fabric of a small C14 church.
* The church retains C19 internal and external character.

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