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Church of St Lawrence, Merton

Description: Church of St Lawrence

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 205102

OS Grid Reference: TQ2503867443
OS Grid Coordinates: 525038, 167443
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3923, -0.2042

Location: London Road, Merton, Greater London SM4 5HE

Locality: Merton
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SM4 5HE

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Listing Text

TQ 26 NE
(west side)
4/87 Church of St Lawrence

Parish church of Morden. 1636, perhaps incorporating earlier work. Red brick.
Stone dressings. Red tiled steeply pitched roof to eaves. Late Gothic. Aisleless
4-bay nave running into short chancel, square 3 stage west tower. North vestry
of 1805. Pointed 2-light nave windows, 'Y' tracery, cusped 4-light east window
with later perpendicular tracery. Projecting south west porch with pointed arched
moulded doorway (restored 1887). Plastered and whitewashed interior; barrel shaped
roof with tie beams and king posts. West gallery of 1792. Fine fixtures and fittings
including important original stained and painted glass to east window, comprising
figures of Moses and Aaron with the Tablets of Law and donors; tracery lights of
1828. Inlaid timber pulpit dated 1720 with sounding board and turned balusters
to stairs. Turned baluster altar rail, C18. Hatchments. Wall monuments including
bust to Peter Leheup Esq (d 1777), and tomb of Sir John Roland, etc.

Listing NGR: TQ2502967441

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Source: English Heritage

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