Monument record MCC7067 - St Leonards Church, Lexden


Built in 1820-1, nave and west tower cement rendered.


Grid reference Centred TL 9712 2534 (67m by 716m) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

Built in 1820-1, nave and west tower cement rendered. The chancel was built in 1894 of brick with stone dressings. It replaced a medieval church which stood immediately to the north in the same graveyard. There is an important standing wall monument of 1771 in the nave.<1> The present church has a smAll west tower with spire.<2> The church contains two chairs of early C17 date from the old church.<3> Other ref. <4><5>
In seige of Colchester 1648 'July 14 1648 Parliamentarians take St Leonard's church and its small fort.<6>

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: Rodwell, Warwick J with Rodwell, KA. 1977. CBA Research Report No. 19 Historic Churches - a wasting asset. p.112.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Department of the Environment. 1971. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Colchester Borough. p.82.
  • <3> DESC TEXT: RCHME. 1922. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 3. Vol 3, p.47.
  • <4> MENTION: unknown. unknown. SMR.
  • <5> DESC TEXT: Pevsner, N. 1954. The Buildings of England, Essex. p.242.
  • <6> DESC TEXT: Colchester Archaeological Trust. 1998. The siege of Colchester.

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Feb 23 2018 8:30AM

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