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Description: Church of St Lawrence
Date Listed: 16 November 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 219064
OS Grid Reference: SO9769596831
OS Grid Coordinates: 397695, 296831
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5693, -2.0354
WALSALL MB CHURCH STREET (west side)
SO 99 NE
6/28 Church of St Lawrence
Church. 1871-2 by AP Brevitt. Red sandstone with some yellow sandstone
dressings and tile roof. Comprises a west tower with spire, nave with
clerestory, north and south aisles, north and south transepts, and lower
chancel. The tower has diagonal buttresses, moulded pointed bell openings
of two cusped lights, and pierced parapets with central clock faces and
corner pinnacles. The stone spire has lucarnes of two trefoiled lights.
Against the west side of the tower are single-storey C20 additions. The
The aisles are of five bays separated by buttresses and have two tiers of
2-light windows, the upper ones with depressed 2-centred heads. The souun
transept has a rose window above a pointed doorway with angle shafts. The
east window is of four lights with plate tracery. Interior: five-bay nave
arcades of pointed arches on cast iron columns with spiral decoration. West,
north and south galleries have timber fronts with blank arcading. The nave
roof has scissor-braced collar trusses. The chancel arch is pointed and has
two shafts as responds, carried on angel corbels. An arch from the chancel
to a north chapel is similar. The chancel roof has a truss with a king-post
rising from an arch-braced collar. The aisles and chancel contain re-set
early C19 wall tablets. A painted pulpit in a Gothic style has cast iron
steps. The east window contains late C19 glass. (BoE, Staffs, p 296).
Listing NGR: SO9769596831
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Source: English Heritage
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