Lychgate - St Leonard - Birdingbury, Warwickshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 18.854 W 001° 22.099
30U E 611226 N 5797242
Quick Description: Lychgate at the entrance to St Leonard's churchyard, Birdingbury.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/15/2020 1:47:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM126VZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
Views: 8

Long Description:
Lychgate at the entrance to St Leonard's churchyard, Birdingbury. It is made of wood, on a stone wall, and has a tiled roof.

Built in 1930, a plaque on the lychgate reads -
Presented by G. E. BYNG in 1930
following the disposal of the Rectory
and the consequent closure of the two
lower entrances to the churchyard.

"St. Leonard’s Church dates from 1775 and the present building replaced a medieval building which had become so decayed that permission had been given to demolish it entirely. Little is known of the old building but the new church was built on the original foundations. In 1876 the church was “gothicised” by raising the roof, remodeling the windows and adding an apse to the very plain georgian building of the previous century. Inside the 18th Century box pews remain, the Victorians added a chancel screen and encaustic floor tiles which have recently been renovated."

SOURCE - (visit link)
Year: 1930

St Leonard
Frankton Road
CV23 8EW

Link to Church or Cemetery: [Web Link]

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