Horsham – St Leonard
The low brick-built church was built in 1939 to the design of Godman and Kaye (BE(WE) p440) and its dedication recalls the nearly St Leonard’s forest in which there was a mediaeval chapel.
The church has no aisles, but the small round-headed windows are set high like a clerestory. A tower was placed over the entrance on the north side, though it is very short and it is possible that it was intended to be higher. It is surmounted by a curiously proportioned broach spire, with a very flattened base but this dates from c2000 (ibid) and may not be part of the original design. The white-painted interior is very plain and has a plastered barrel-vault over the nave. This is separated from the three-sided east end by an arch with an almost elliptical head. The western part of the nave can be partitioned off to form a hall.
My thanks to Nick Wiseman for the photographs