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St Leonard, Newland, Worcestershire

(52°8′3″N, 2°17′58″W)
SO 796 485
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Worcestershire
now Worcestershire
medieval Worcester
now Worcester
  • G. L. Pearson

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Feature Sets

The church, of red sandstone ashlar, was rebuilt in 1862-64. The Romanesque font came from the old church.


The manor of Newland was given to Great Malvern Priory by Gilbert, Abbot of Westminster (d. 1117). In 1291 the prior of Great Malvern held two caracutes of land at Newland.





The VCH dates the font to the 12thc. Pevsner (1968, 223) describes it as Early English, and the band of ornament as 'dog-tooth'. The font belonged to the original parish church of Great Malvern, St Thomas's, and was brought to Newland in 1541 when Great Malvern Priory became the parish church.

The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Worcestershire, vol.IV. London 1924, 123-32, 131.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Worcestershire. Harmondsworth 1968, 223.