St Leonard's Church, Stowell, Gloucestershire

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Steps up to the church.

Brief description,_Stowell_Park

"The church was built in the 12th century and revised in the 13th and 17th centuries.[2] In the 12th century it was a chapel to Northleach church.[3]

In 1803 the church was described as "ruinous" but some restoration was done before its reopening in 1810. More extensive Victorian restoration was undertaken by C. Hodgson Fowler in the 1890s.[3]

The limestone building has a stone slate roof. It has a cruciform plan with a navetransepts and a chancel. There was previously a central tower but this collapsed and has now been re-roofed.[1]

There are some remaining wall paintings, but some of these were lost in the 1890s restoration.[3] Those in the nave date from 1150 to 1200 while those in the transept were pinted in the late 12th or early 13th century.[1][5] The scenes depicted include the last supper.[6]

The plain font is from the 13th century.[5]

The parish of Yanworth with Stowell is part of a benefice centred on Chedworth within the Diocese of Gloucester.[4]"


St Leonard's Church

Stowell Park, 


Near Cheltenham

GL54 3LE





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