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Church of St Leonard, Main Street, Swithland (Grade II*)

Geo: 52.7102, -1.1800
Date ListedWed 1st June, 1966
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressChurch of St Leonard Main Street Swithland LE12 8TJ
GradeGrade II*
Grid ReferenceSK5549412826
LBS189143
Volume, Map, Item286, 4, 87
ParishSwithland
WardRothley & Thurcaston
Conservation AreaSwithland
DescriptionChurch of C13 and later. Granite and slate rubble stone with Swithland slate roof. W tower of 3 stages, nave, N porch, S aisle with E porch, and chancel. Lower part of tower C13, upper Perp with 2 W clasping buttresses, small C19 W door, original 1 light above, several slits, 4 restored 2 light bell openings and restored crocketted pinnacles and battlements. Two storey C19 stair turret on S side. Nave has C19 N porch and C13 arcades originally similar but N, now blocked, was heightened later in Century. NW arch remains similar to S arcade. Now blocked it leads to N porch. Arcades of 4 bays, S has circular piers and abaci supporting double chamfered arches. 3 bull?s eyes windows above.

The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.

Statutory Listing covers all parts of the property and its curtilage, ie all internal and external elements whether described or not.

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