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Description: Church of St Lawrence
Date Listed: 9 September 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195312
OS Grid Reference: TF3241697752
OS Grid Coordinates: 532416, 397752
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4599, -0.0070
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TF 39 NW FULSTOW CHURCHTHORPE
5/5 Church of
Parish church. Early C13, with 1868 rebuilding. Squared
limestone and greenstone rubble with slate roofs. Nave with
western bellcote, chancel and south porch. The west end retains
the scar of the former tower. Above is a C19 gabled bellcote
with single pointed opening containing a bell. The nave north
wall has blocked 2 bay early C13 arcade with square abacii. The
blocking contains 2 C19 2 light windows with cusped heads. The
north wall of the chancel has 2 C19 lancets. The chancel east
wall has a C19 3 light window with above a reset C13 projecting
head. South wall of chancel matches that to the north. The
south wall of the nave has a blocked early C13 3 bay arcade with
single chamfered arches and annular abaci. In the blocking are
2 C19 3 light cusped headed windows. The C19 gabled south porch
outer doorway has continuous double chamfered surround with above
a reset C13 crucifix. The inner doorway is C13 with clustered
shafts, capitals and moulded hood. Interior. The 2 bays of the
north arcade have keeled shafts, square abacii and single
chamfered arches. The 2 bays of the south arcade are also
visible. East of the north arcade is a small pointed niche. The
nave and chancel are undivided with a C19 roof throughout.
Fittings and pews are all C19 and include 2 commandment boards on
the chancel east wall. On the north wall is a painted panel of
the arms of George III. The C13 font has a plain octagonal bowl
and shafted base and has a C19 facetted wooden cover. Monuments.
In the porch stand 2 fine late C13 effigies, one a knight with
mail hauberk, surcoat and greaves, feet resting on a lion, with
low sword belt and shield, head resting on a cushion. The other
is of a lady with head-dress, flowing gown, buttoned sleeves,
feet resting on a lion, head resting on a pillow with angel
supporters. Also in the porch is a fragment of a cross shaft.
Listing NGR: TF3241697752
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Source: English Heritage
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