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Church of St Lawrence, Scunthorpe

Description: Church of St Lawrence

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 166266

OS Grid Reference: SE8910910841
OS Grid Coordinates: 489109, 410841
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5866, -0.6553

Location: Church Lane, North Lincolnshire DN15 7BA

Locality: Scunthorpe
County: North Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN15 7BA

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Listing Text

SE 81 SE
(north side)
1/5 Church of St Lawrence
- I

Church. C12 - C14, upper stage of tower rebuilt C17, alterations to
south aisle and chancel in 1841 and later C19, roofs replaced in 1913
when a new nave, north aisle and chancel were added on the north side by
Sir Charles Nicholson. Coursed ironstone rubble and squared blocks with
ashlar dressings; lead and slate roofs. West tower, 3-bay aisled nave
with south porch and 2-bay chancel, 4-bay north nave with north aisle,
3-bay chancel and vestry on north side. C19 and 1913 work in Gothic
Revival style. 2-stage tower has diagonal buttresses, west lancet with
hood-mould, string-course and re-set C12 2-light pointed belfry openings
with nook shafts and trefoiled heads, flanked by re-set parapet details.
Nave: south aisle has 2 pairs of lancets between buttresses, single
lancets at each end, and a plain parapet. South porch has C12 dogtooth
moulded pointed-arch door with moulded capitals for nook shafts, stone-
coped gable and slate roof, and an C18 inner doorway with round arch and
moulded capitals. Original chancel has string-course and pointed
priests' door, 3 lancets with cill band, and 3 stepped lancets at east
end, all with hood-moulds. C20 sections have five 3-light clerestory
windows to nave and chancel, 2 lancets on south side of chancel, and
traceried pointed windows to north side of chancel, north aisle and east
and west ends. Tower, early chancel, and C20 nave and chancel have
battlemented parapets and low-pitched lead roofs. Interior: C14 south
arcade with octagonal piers, plain moulded capitals and double-chamfered
pointed arches. Late C12 north arcade with cylindrical piers, scalloped
capitals, one with a carved corner head, and early C13 pointed arches
with keeled and pellet mouldings. C12 narrow pointed tower arch,
double-chamfered with responds. C13 double-chamfered chancel arch with
triple-shafted responds and moulded capitals. C20 nave and chancel
arcades have diagonally-set chamfered square piers with chamfered
pointed arches dying into them. C20 arched triforium openings into the
the earlier nave. Chapel has marble wall monuments to Healey family,
including those by M Taylor, York (1834), Skelton, York (1839) and
W Audby, Hull (1842), the latter 2 with carved coffins. C17 grave-slabs
in the floor. Tower has 1775 wall tablet recording bequest of
Thomas Williamson. C12 font on clustered shaft base with C17 carved
wooden font cover. N Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire,
1978, p 356; M E Armstrong (ed), An Industrial Island: A History of
Scunthorpe, 1981, p 8, pl 9t).

Listing NGR: SE8910610846

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Source: English Heritage

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