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Description: Church of St Lawrence
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248178
OS Grid Reference: SU5990393642
OS Grid Coordinates: 459903, 193642
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6384, -1.1358
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WARBOROUGH THAME ROAD
SU5993 (East side)
9/147 Church of St. Lawrence
Church. Early C13, C14 and C15; tower 1666; chancel restored 1881 by Bodley and
Garner. Clunch rubble and flint with limestone dressings; old plain-tile roof.
Nave, chancel, south transept, west tower and north vestry. C13 chancel has a
C14 east window, with Reticulated tracery, a C15 window of 2 cinquefoil lights,
to north, and a similar window, to south, between a 2-light C13 window, with
plate tracery, and a C13 doorway, with roll-moulded outer arch and detached
shafts with stiff-leaf capitals. South transept has a 2-light window with
Reticulated tracery. Flint-walled nave has segmental-arched windows with
Perpendicular tracery (one C19) and a south doorway with a moulded arch
sheltered by a C19 timber-framed open porch. Nave roof has 2 dormers with
elaborate C19 barge boards. 3-stage crenellated tower has walls of banded flint
and stone, with chequered Dctagonal corner turrets, and has 4-centre arched
openings with recessed spandrels and labels. West wall has 1666 in flushwork.
Interior: east window has detached jamb shafts, with stiff-leaf capitals, from
an earlier window, and there are remains of similar arcading in the south wall.
Nave and chancel have 7-canted coupled-rafter roofs, probably C14, and the
plastered tympanum, above the C19 chancel screen, is painted on the east with
C17 Prince of Wales feathers and the monogram "CP". Fittings include a small
octagonal C17 pulpit and a C17 parish chest. The Romanesque lead font has
arcaded sides and stands on a C14 stone base with traceried panels; the
strapwork cover is probably C17. Glass includes medieval fragments in the
chancel north window, 2 late-C19 stained-glass windows, and 3 early C19 windows
by A.J. Davies.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp.821-2).
Listing NGR: SU5990393642
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Source: English Heritage
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