Open for private prayer and services only at present
St Leonard’s Church is set high above the road and surrounded by a walled graveyard. The walled up entrances to old family crypts can be been along the wall, with some of its structure surviving the years. It is one of only two churches in England to have an ossuary (please see our separate listing for more details) and contains one of the largest and best preserved collections of bones and skulls in Britain. According to a Church Near You, there has been a church here since Saxon times. The Normans built a church next to it in 1080, retaining the Saxon church which was used by the Jurats (councillors) for their meetings.
Accessible friendly path via the west door in the tower, go past the church steps and vicarage, and there is a path leading up to the church.
Picture Credit: The Parish of St Leonard.