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St Leonard's Church
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St Leonard's Church
Coordinates: 51°07′09″N 0°56′25″W / 51.119294°N 0.940381°W / 51.119294; -0.940381
Location Hartley Mauditt,
Country England
Denomination Anglican
History
Founded Early 12th century
Architecture
Functional status Active
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic
Specifications
Materials Stone
Administration
Diocese Winchester
Province Canterbury
Clergy
Bishop(s) Bishop of Winchester

St Leonard's Church is a Church of England parish church in the hamlet of Hartley Mauditt, East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. All that is left of the hamlet is the 12th-century church, the foundations of a manor house, and a large pond, Hartley Pond, which lies opposite the church on the other side of the road. The church is dedicated to St Leonard.

History

The small church was constructed after the Norman Conquest, but its original simplicity was lost with subsequent workmanship, which was out of character with the style of the original building. It was probably built by the de Mauditt family between 1100 and 1125. It was restored and a bell turret on the west gable was added in 1853–4.

Architecture and fittings

Stained glass window, St Leonard's Church, Hartley Mauditt - geograph.org.uk - 1344074
St Leonard's stained glass windows.
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St Leonard's font.

St Leonard's consists of a nave, chancel, and south porch. The 13th century chancel contains some ancient monuments of the Stuart family. The chancel arch is a rare example of the horseshoe form. Some good early tiles on the chancel floor are notable. There are 34 tiles set in two lines on the chancel floor with seven designs. The south doorway is from the end of the 12th century. Several of the windows contain stained glass. Its octagonal font is of Decorated Period style, 15th century.

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