Church of St Leonard, Stowell Park facts for kids
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|Denomination||Church of England|
|Heritage designation||Grade I listed building|
|Designated||26 January 1961|
The church was built in the 12th century and revised in the 13th and 17th centuries. In the 12th century it was a chapel to Northleach church.
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.
The parish of Yanworth with Stowell is part of a benefice centred on Chedworth within the Diocese of Gloucester.
There are some remaining wall paintings, but some of these were lost in the 1890s restoration. Those in the nave date from 1150 to 1200 while those in the transept were pinted in the late 12th or early 13th century. The scenes depicted include the last supper.
The plain font is from the 13th century.
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