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Church of St Leonard

A Grade II Listed Building in Cleator, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.5069 / 54°30'24"N

Longitude: -3.5239 / 3°31'26"W

OS Eastings: 301422

OS Northings: 513468

OS Grid: NY014134

Mapcode National: GBR 3JTB.W5

Mapcode Global: WH5Z8.VZ39

Plus Code: 9C6RGF4G+QC

Entry Name: Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 9 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336033

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76103

Location: Cleator Moor, Copeland, Cumbria, CA23

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Civil Parish: Cleator Moor

Built-Up Area: Cleator Moor

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Cleator St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 01 SW

CHURCH STREET (South side), Cleator
Church of St Leonard


Parish Church. C12 chancel, raised in late C18; rest of church rebuilt 1841.
Western baptistry, north porch, and vestry added c1903 (date in spandrels to
porch door) by J.H. Martindale (Carlisle). Chancel: sandstone blocks on
chamfered plinth with pilaster buttresses and blocking course; rest snecked
rubble with stepped buttresses and castellated parapets. Graduated slate roofs
with apex crosses to stone copings; gabled bellcote to west end, over porch.
Corniced octagonal stone chimneys to vestry on north side. Nave with western
baptistry and north porch; lower chancel. Windows to chancel's side walls
original; triple lancets to east end possibly C19. All other windows early C20
copies of C16 windows (traceried to west end and south side). 2 segment-headed
arches open onto north porch; vestry door to east, porch door (with inscription
above) to west, and stone bench along nave wall. Interior: 4-bay nave with
hammer-beam roof; chancel has foliate bosses to wooden barrel vault. 4-centred
arches to baptistry and chancel have Gothic panelling to reveals. Medieval
piscina in chancel; Gothic wainscoting possibly C19. Mural stair on south side
of nave to polygonal carved stone pulpit. Font possibly C17 with hexagonal bowl
on column carried on octagonal plinth. Stained glass by Heaton, Butler & Bayne
(London) and Abbott & Co. (London and Lancaster). Nave and choir seating c1906.

Listing NGR: NY0142213468

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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