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Description: Church of St Lawrence
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 234568
OS Grid Reference: SP5879340523
OS Grid Coordinates: 458793, 240523
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0600, -1.1439
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5/58 Church of St. Lawrence
Church. C12, C13, C14, restored C19. Coursed squared limestone, tile roof to
chancel, felt to nave. Chancel, nave, south aisle, west tower. 2-bay chancel has
coupled lancet east window under single hood mould. Lancet windows to north and
south with hood moulds, small rectangular window to north-west at low level with
chamfered stone surround. Priest's door to south with chamfer, pointed trefoil
head and hood mould with serrated inner moulding and window to south-west with 3
pointed trefoil lights in the rectangular chamfered stone surround. Chamfered
plinth, diagonal buttresses and stone-coped east gable. Nave has north door with
chamfered surround and hood mould, 2-light Decorated windows either side and
3-light window to north-east with reticulated tracery, all with hood moulds.
South aisle has similar 3-light window to east and similar 2-light windows to
south and 3-light stepped lancet window to west, all with hood moulds and label
stops. South door has many-moulded arch, hood mould and label stops. South porch
has chamfered and hollow-chamfered doorway, small 2-light windows north and
south with cusped head, and cut spandrels; stone slate roof and stone-coped
gable. 3-stage west tower has small one-light window to west with round-arched
head, a stone sundial to south side of middle stage, 2-light bell-openings with
pointed heads and central shafts to west (blocked) and north, 2-light Decorated
bell-openings with hood moulds to south and in gables of saddleback roof; string
courses between stages and stone slate roof. Chamfered plinth to nave and south
aisle, diagonal buttresses to south aisle, offset buttresses to north. Moulded
timber eaves to north, plain stone coped parapet to south wall of south aisle
and stone coping to east and west ends of nave and south aisle which are under
one roof. Interior: chancel has moulded string course, stencilled reredos,
encaustic-tiled sanctuary and C19 scissor-braced roof. Double-chamfered chancel
arch with shaft and capital to south, corbel to north. Nave has elegant 3-bay
arcade with octagonal piers, and polygonal responds, moulded bases, moulded
capitals to west respond to westernmost pillar, very fine octagonal capital to
easternmost pillar carved with oak trees and similar east respond to capital.
South aisle has stone bench with oak top, piscina to south-east with cusped ogee
head, string course at sill level and polygonal brackets either side of east
window. Perpendicular nave roof with moulded ridge and chamfered ties and
purlins, and lean-to roof to aisle mostly C19. Tower arch has round-arched head
and moulded imposts. C17 communion table in south aisle. Circular tub font with
arcaded decoration. C19 stained glass windows to east and west windows. Wall
monument in chancel to John Blencow d.1666 other C19 wall monuments.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.381),
Listing NGR: SP5879340523
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Source: English Heritage
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