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St Leonard, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire

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Feature Sets (3)

Description

St Leonard is a cruciform church dating mostly from the 13th century. Its nave and transepts are ruins but the chancel has been preserved.  The north door dates from the 12th century and may have been reset.

History

The DB does not mention the parish church but it does mention that William de Moyon holds Sutton Veny. 

Features

Exterior Features

Doorways

Capitals

The capitals are 0.19m wide at the top and 0.22m high including the neck. They have moulded abaci which is 0.13m high. The east capital has broad flat leaves, now very eroded, and the west one has crude crockets, also eroded.

Dimensions
Height 0.22 metres
Width 0.19 metres

North Doorway

The north door of the nave has two 12th century capitals, a plain order and a simple hoodmould but the tympanum has disappeared. The door opening is 1.01m wide and 1.76m high. Its total height to the apex of the arch is 2.54m.

Dimensions
Height 1.79 metres
Height (total to apex) 2.54 metres
Width of Opening 1.01 metres

Furnishings

Fonts

Font

The church has a plain font decorated with roll mouldings at the top and bottom of the bowl. In Buckler's time it stood on a short cylindrical shaft. (Volume VIII, plate 15)

Comments/Opinions

Bibliography

  • J. Buckler, Unpublished album of drawings. Devizes Museum, vol VIII, plate 15.

  • DCMS Listing Description, 1036423.

  • N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth 1975, 2nd edition, p. 504.

  • Victoria County History of Wiltshire Volume VIII, 61-74, esp. 71-2

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N doorway, E capital.
N doorway, W capital.

Location

Site Location
Sutton Veny
National Grid Reference
ST 908 416 
Boundaries
now: Wiltshire
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Wiltshire
Diocese
medieval: Old Sarum
now: Salisbury
Dedication
medieval: St Leonard (pre-Reformation)
now: St Leonard
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Allan Brodie 
Visit Date
26 Jun 1993