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St Leonard's Church, Wollaton

St Leonard's Church, Wollaton

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Description St. Leonard's Church, Wollaton is a Church of England parish church in Wollaton.The church is Grade II* listed by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport as it is a particularly significant building of more than local interest.HistorySt. Leonard's dates from at least the early 13th century, the chancel being the earliest part, with the nave and tower dating from the 14th century. The Wollaton Antiphonal was in use in the church from the 1460s. The church has a long connection with the Willoughby family of Wollaton Hall who were the patrons of the parish. Monuments to the family, including a tomb chest and effigies to Henry Willoughby and his wives.MemorialsThe church contains many fine memorials including: Richard Willoughby who died in 1471Henry Willoughby of 1528Henry Willoughby, 5th Baron Middleton 1800Henry Willoughby, 6th Baron Middleton 1835SourcesThe Buildings of England, Nottinghamshire . Nikolaus Pevsner

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