St Leonard's - Ryton on Dunsmore, West Midlands, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Superted
N 52° 22.042 W 001° 26.044
30U E 606616 N 5803053
Quick Description: Built in 1080, this is one of the counties oldest Norman churches.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/7/2008 9:37:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM5AEQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Jyrki&Sari
Views: 13

Long Description:
The church of ST. LEONARD is situated on the north side of the main Coventry-Northampton road, on a level site in the centre of a large, recently extended, churchyard. It consists of chancel, nave, west tower, vestry, and a south porch. It was built of red sandstone rubble with worked dressings late in the 11th century, probably consisting of a chancel and nave, and it was apparently not until the 15th century that a west tower was added. A vestry with a gallery over was added in the 19th century, and more recently the south porch was rebuilt. The tower is a lofty and imposing structure, out of proportion to so small a church, and the presence of angle buttresses on its east side, which make a very awkward junction with the nave, suggests that it was intended to rebuild the body of the church on a similar scale. All the roofs are covered with modern tiles. There are eight bells in the medieval tower which are rung twice a month for the 9.30 a.m. service, plus weddings and occasional other special events. There is also a stained glass window of St Leonard.
The area was given to Coventry Priory in 1043 by Lord Leofric (husband of Lady Godiva)

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Church Road Ryton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire CV8 3ET

Building Materials: Stone

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