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Church of St Leonard
Stone building with square three stage tower at the left hand end. Trees to the right hand gravestones in front.
General information
Town or city Rodney Stoke
Country England
Coordinates 51°14′42″N 2°44′29″W / 51.2449°N 2.7414°W / 51.2449; -2.7414
Completed c. 1175

The Church of St Leonard in Rodney Stoke, Somerset, England, was built around 1175 and is a Grade I listed building.

The interior of the church contains a screen, bearing the date 1624, the gift of Sir Edward Rodney, which includes a representation of the martyrdom of St Erasmus, who was killed by having his entrails removed.

The church underwent Victorian restoration in the 1870s when a slow combustion stove was installed in a pit in the floor.

The parish is part of the Rodney Stoke with Draycott benefice which is within the Axbridge deanery.


  • Sir Edward Rodney (1590–1657)
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