Spernall

St Leonard


The first documentary mention of Spernall has been dated to the 1190s and much of the fabric – including the partly retooled, partly reset, chancel arch, and some fragments of glass – is by general consensus datable to the twelfth century.

In the eighteenth century the north west corner of the nave was rebuilt in brick – a curious choice of material to our mind but one which has softened and weathered over the years. (The village of Spernall was well-known for the production of stone, brick and plaster so no doubt it was local pits that produced the masonry.)

In 2010 we undertook repairs to the chancel where there had been some minor cracking.

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