Church Lane|Thorpe|Ashbourne|DE6 2AW
St Leonard’s Church is located in the Diocese of Derby and is a member of Parwich Benefice. The church was originally a chapelry of Ashbourne. It was made a parish between 1291 and 1310. The tower is the oldest part of the church dating back to around 1150. The nave is Norman. The walls of the Nave are limestone rubble laid in lime mortar with a thickness of 21/2ft to 31/2 ft. The chancel was rebuilt and extended by F Bacon in 1881. A vestry was added at this time. The church is listed Grade I.
The church building is open during the hours of day light. Historical information about the church and local community dating back to 1701 can be found in the church registers for births, deaths and marriages. These historical records are held at the Derbyshire Record Office in Matlock. See Church Records for details. Please note the church does not store historical records.
St Leonard’s Church|Church Lane|Thorpe|Ashbourne|DE6 2AW
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