St Leonard

Visitors are often surprised to discover an unusually life like monument in the church to Sir Adrian Scrope who lived in nearby South Cockerington Hall in the 16th century.

About this church

Sculpted out of white alabaster it is almost certainly the work of Epiphanius Evesham (1570-1633), a major English sculptor. Sir Adrian appears to be very dignified, listening attentively to the service and much at ease on top of his tomb located in front of a fifteenth century rood screen.

The Scrope family were favourites with royalty and are even mentioned in three Shakespeare plays; Henry V, Richard II and Henry IV. 

St Leonard’s is an early 14th century building situated among the farms and houses of the village.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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