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Church of St Leonard

A Grade I Listed Building in Upper Minety, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.6194 / 51°37'9"N

Longitude: -1.9876 / 1°59'15"W

OS Eastings: 400952

OS Northings: 191177

OS Grid: SU009911

Mapcode National: GBR 2QR.G8Y

Mapcode Global: VHB33.HKLD

Plus Code: 9C3WJ296+QW

Entry Name: Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 28 October 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1363901

English Heritage Legacy ID: 315741

ID on this website: 101363901

Location: St Leonard's Church, Upper Minety, Wiltshire, SN16

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Minety

Built-Up Area: Upper Minety

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Minety

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Anglican Parish Church. Entirely C15, restored in 1896. Squared
and coursed rubble with stone dressings, ashlar copings and
battlements and lead roofs. Nave, chancel, north-west tower, north
aisle, south porch. Nave south side of 4 bays with 3-light windows
under flat heads and 3-light west window under pointed head;
buttresses with set-offs and embattled parapet. North aisle with
two 3-light windows under flat heads, buttresses and blocking
course to parapet. Chancel has C19 two-light C15 style windows to
both sides and a C19 three-light east window all under pointed
heads; south doorway with C15 plank door, buttresses and embattled
parapet, 3-stage tower with diagonal buttresses with set-offs,
moulded string courses, north-east polygonal corner stair turret
and embattled parapet with corner pinnacles. West face has 3-light
recut C15 window to first stage; 2 cusped light bell openings with
timber louvres to all faces. Gabled south porch with diagonal
buttresses, 2-light windows to side walls and pointed-arched
entrance with lozenge stops to hoodmould; sundial to gable apex.
Inner recut doorway with panelled and traceried plank door, statue
niche above and benches either side; wagon roof.
Interior. Four-bay north arcade with concave sided octagonal piers
and Tudor arches: 2 statue ledges on inner piers. C15 tie-beam
roofs to nave and aisle, C19 tie-beam roof to chancel,
compartmented timber roof to north chapel under tower; fine head-
corbels to north aisle and chancel, armorial shields to nave.
Piscina on chancel south wall. Fittings. Nave and aisle have
early Cl7 box pews with knobs; C15 font at south door with
octagonal bowl; fragment of Saxon cross on west window sill. East
bay of north aisle has a C15 parclose screen; fine 1627 pulpit
with round-arched arcading, backboard and tester; 1748 brass
candelabra mid-way down nave. C15 rood screen re-assembled; 1627
reader's desk, section of stalls and chair. Four wall monuments in
chancel to Browne, Pleydell, Browne and Nott families (1705-26);
1731 brass candelabra. Fragments of C15 stained glass to vestry
screen, late C19 stained glass to west and south-west nave windows,
central aisle window and aisle east window, chancel east and south-
east window. C17 pyramidal font cap and C17 surplice chest in
(Aubrey & Jackson, Wiltshire Collections, 1862; N. Pevsner, The
Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: SU0095291174

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