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St Leonards

St Leonards is the parish church for Loftus. The original ancient edifice dating back to Saxon times was demolished in 1810, Described by Rev Graves as a dark, mean and humble building. The new church designed by Ignatius Bonomi, a well known Durham architect who also planned the Rectory, this now called Linden House; the hall of Lord Dundas in the Hall Grounds is also much in his style. The church was again enlarged around 1900, with the addition of a north aisle. The fine carved rood screen and rood cross, divide the nave from the chancel.

A Skilbeck poscard courtesy Maurice Grayson.

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