Church of St Andrew, Laysters
Description: Church of St Andrew
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 150521
OS Grid Reference: SO5683763250
OS Grid Coordinates: 356837, 263250
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2657, -2.6339
Location: Laysters, County of Herefordshire HR6 0HS
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There is also a scheduled monument, Castle mound, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
SO 56 SE
Church of St Andrew
Parish church. C12 nave, C13 chancel and west tower, restored during late
C19 when organ chamber and south porch added. Sandstone rubble with dress-
ings of the same material, C20 tiled roof. West tower, nave with south
porch and chancel with north organ chamber. West tower: three stages with
pyramidal roof, single restored lancets to south and west, square headed
loop vents to bell stage, two to south and one to west. Nave: 2-light C19
traceried windows flank C19 south porch; C12 south doorway has moulded jambs
and shouldered lintel with a roll moulding, semi-circular headed arch and
plain tympanum. Two 2-light C19 windows to north side. Chancel: C19 trefoil
headed light with label to south to right of blocked doorway with two-centred
arched head and chamfered jambs. Three-light C19 east window. Interior:
late C14 roof to nave of eight bays with arch-braced collar-beam trusses,
moulded wall-plates and two-and-a-half tiers of cusped wind-braces. Three-
bay C17 roof to chancel with open arch-braced collar-beam trusses. Plain
semi-circular headed tower arch. There is no chancel arch. Fittings: C12
font with circular tapering bowl on later base. (RCHM, Vol 3, p 103, BoE, p 213).
Listing NGR: SO5683863252
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Source: English Heritage
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