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Description: Church of St Lawrence
Date Listed: 17 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 155522
OS Grid Reference: SO6313323235
OS Grid Coordinates: 363133, 223235
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9064, -2.5373
WESTON UNDER PENYARD
1429/5/106 CHURCH LANE
17-MAR-87 Church of St Lawrence
Church. C14 with late C12 arcade, C13 remains and some later additions. extensively restored 1867 by Street. Sandstone with roofs of stone slate
and tile. Comprises a west tower, nave, lower chancel, north aisle under
a pitched roof, north porch, and a south vestry added in 1867. The tower
is mid-C14 and was restored in 1927. It has diagonal buttresses, a north-
east stair turret, and an embattled parapet. The west window is of three
trefoiled ogee lights with tracery under a pointed head. The bell openings
are of two trefoiled ogee lights with an ogee quatrefoil under a pointed
head. The south wall of the nave is of three bays and has C19 windows of
two lights with plate tracery. To the right of the first bay is a restored
C12 doorway with round head. The vestry has a window of four lancet lights,
and a pointed doorway. The east wall of the chancel has C13 triple stepped
lancets. In the north wall of the chancel are two lancets and, to the right,
a C19 window of two lights. The east window of the north aisle is C19, of
three lights with flowing tracery. Its north window is also C19, of two
trefoiled ogee lights with quatrefoil. The north doorway is chamfered with
rebuilt round head. The porch is timber-framed and has jowled posts with
curved braces rising to a tie-beam. Interior: the tower arch is chamfered
in three orders, the inner order springing from head-corbels. The arcade
is of four bays, with round arches of two plain orders springing from round
piers with capitals, alternately scalloped and carved with acanthus foliage.
To the east of the east respond is a narrow pointed opening, said to be C19.
The chancel arch is pointed and chamfered in two orders, the inner order
dying into the responds. Over the nave is a scissor-rafter roof with a
moulded plate attached at the intersection of the scissor-braces and with
four tie-beams. Over the north aisles is a collar-rafter roof with four
tie-beams. The chancel roof is C19 and has rafters with arch-braced collars.
In the north wall of the chancel is an aumbrey, in the south wall double C19
sedilia. The east window contains late C19 glass depicting scenes from the
life of Christ. Circa late C17 font [formerly situated in the churchyard], sandstone, cyma moulded bowl on round pier with moulded base. Wall tablets include one to Samuel Merrick and others of
Bollitree (died 1723), framed by pilasters and with a shield and crest of
Listing NGR: SO6313323235
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Source: English Heritage
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