St Leonards' church, South Ormsby :: Shared Description

Grade I listed.

The church dates from the 12th century onwards, the chancel dating from the 15th century. There was a restoration in 1871 by James Fowler.
The church is built in greenstone with limestone ashlar dressings, and tiled and lead roof.
There is a western tower, nave, south aisle (with Chapel), north porch, and chancel. The tower, of three stages, dates from the late 14th century and has corner buttresses with a battlemented parapet with pinnacles and gargoyles.

The south arcade is of three bays with round piers and some foliage on the capitals. It dates from C.1200. At the west end of the south aisle there is a reset Norman doorway. The south aisle was rebuilt by Fowler in 1872.
The tower arch is late fourteenth century and the chancel arch has work from C.1200.

The South Chapel has European reset glass from the 17th century. There is also a brass to Sir William Skipwith and a further brass of a female with a dog. These have been wall mounted, the original matrices can be seen on the floor.

There is an octagonal font with carved Angels on the underside of bowl, and Shields with symbols of the Annunciation, Instruments of the passion, Coats of Arms etc. The shields are held by the Angels.

There are several early nineteenth century memorials with one by Westmacott.

The two manual organ is by Forster & Andrews from 1890.

There is the remains of a medieval cross in the churchyard.
by Julian P Guffogg
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TF3675 : Brass of Unknown Lady and dog by Julian P Guffogg
TF3675 : Window sIII, St Leonards' church, South Ormesby by Julian P Guffogg
TF3675 : Memorial, St Leonards' church, South Ormsby by Julian P Guffogg
TF3675 : Stained glass window, St Leonards' church, South Ormsby by Julian P Guffogg
TF3675 : Brass to Sir William Skipwith and wife, St Leonards' church, South Ormsby by Julian P Guffogg
TF3675 : Stained glass window detail, St Leonards' church by Julian P Guffogg
TF3675 : East window, St Leonards' church, South Ormsby by Julian P Guffogg
TF3675 : St Leonards' church, South Ormsby by Julian P Guffogg
TF3675 : Interior, St Leonards' church, South Ormsby by Julian P Guffogg
TF3675 : Stained glass window, St Leonards' church, South Ormsby by Julian P Guffogg
TF3675 : Font, St Leonards' church, South Ormsby by Julian P Guffogg


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Created: Tue, 14 Sep 2021, Updated: Wed, 15 Sep 2021

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