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Church of St Lawrence, Lindridge

Description: Church of St Lawrence

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 149325

OS Grid Reference: SO6751568990
OS Grid Coordinates: 367515, 268990
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3180, -2.4780

Location: A443, Lindridge, Worcestershire WR15 8JQ

Locality: Lindridge
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR15 8JQ

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Listing Text

SO 66 NE

5/132 Church of St Lawrence


Parish church. 1861 by T Nicholson of Hereford on old site. Coursed
dressed sandstone rubble, partly snecked, with ashlar dressings; plain
tiled roofs with parapets and cross-finials at gable ends. South-west
tower, three-bay nave with south aisle, two-bay chancel with north vestry.
Decorated style. South-west tower: three stages with three strings and
chamfered plinth which continues around building; gabled angled buttresses
with offsets; lowest stage has a south doorway with hood mould and head
stops, two pairs of nookshafts with moulded capitals and bases and above
the doorway the lower string in stepped; similar door to nave but without
nookshafts; 2-light west window; second stage has a cusped lancet and ogee
hood mould with finial and foliated stops above south doorway; belfry stage
has large 2-light louvred bell-chamber openings with-hood moulds and head
stops; second string forms sill string to openings; parapet above third
string; ashlar broach spire with lucarnes; a lean-to addition on the east
side houses the tower stairs approached through an interior door. Nave:
buttresses with offsets at bay divisions, angled at west end; 4-light
west window with hood mould and head stops; quatrefoil opening in gable
apex; north elevation has three 2-light windows. South aisle has two cross-
gables interrupting lean-to roof and parapet; two 3-light windows; rose
window at east end. Chancel: diagonal buttresses with offsets at east end;
5-light east window; one 2-light north-east window and two 2-light south
windows all with hood moulds and head stops; narrow doorway between south
windows. Vestry: gabled and projects to north-west with eastern lean-to;
3-light window with 4-centred head in north gable end and cusped lancet
with ogee head in west end of lean-to; narrow doorway in east elevation and
also steps lead down to a basement door. Interior: pointed chancel arch on
colonnettes with large foliated capitals and situated on head corbels; two-
bay aisle has central circular pier with foliated capital and moulded base.
Wagon roofs throughout. Walls are faced with ashlar. Fittings are mainly
mid-C19 with some mid-C20 replacements. Octagonal stone font with panelled
stem and cusped ogee-arched frieze around basin; hexagonal panelled pulpit;
C17 altar table now kept in vestry. Memorials: south aisle has four brass
tablets of early and mid-C17 date mainly to Pennell family; also a late C18
wall memorial to Margaret Nott, surmounted by a coat of arms, and an early
and mid-C19 memorial both to the Adams family; on west wall of nave are a
mid-C18 and two late C18 memorials and on the north wall is a large memorial
to Arthur Onslow died 1817; this is in the form of an obelisk with a draped
sarcophagus relief above which is a cloud with an angel or putto against a
sunburst. The first medieval church on the site was dedicated to All Saints
and was destroyed by fire in the late C17. The second church was dedicated
to St Lawrence and was destroyed partly by neglect and partly as a result of
subsidence. (VCH 3 (ii), p 446-7; BoE, p 213).

Listing NGR: SO6751568990

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Source: English Heritage

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