Church of St Leonard, Stagsden
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The west tower is in part of the thirteenth century, and the western angles of the nave and probably part of its north wall are as old or older. In the early part of the fourteenth century a south aisle and south porch were added and the chancel was probably rebuilt except its north wall. In the fifteenth century the chapel was added on the north side of the nave, and the upper parts of the tower built, and windows inserted in the south aisle. The north wall of the chancel is thicker than the south, built of rubble and apparently of the thirteenth century; the east wall is quite modern and contains a three-light pointed window with net tracery, to the north of which is an image bracket. On the north side of the chancel is a shouldered arched aumbry, and at the north-west a fourteenth century window much restored, with two ogee-headed trefoiled lights under a square head and label; to the east of it a doorway leads into a modern vestry. In the south wall is a fourteenth century piscina with a trefoiled ogee head, and near it on the east is a small arched recess, higher in the wall; the priest's doorway is mostly new. To the west of it is a fifteenth century window of two cinquefoiled lights under a four-centred head, and to the east is a fourteenth century window in two trefoiled lights with a quatrefoil over. The chancel arch dies into the walls and is in two hollow-chamfered orders; the roof is modern.
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St Leonard, Stagsden
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