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Description: Church of St Lawrence
Date Listed: 9 February 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 249745
OS Grid Reference: SP4948305479
OS Grid Coordinates: 449483, 205479
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7458, -1.2847
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NORTH HINKSEY NORTH HINKSEY LANE
SP4905 (West side)
11/70 Church of St. Lawrence
09/02/66 (Formerly listed as St.
Lawrence's Church together
with churchyard cross)
Church. Early C12: early C13 tower, C13-C16 fenestration: chancel arch rebuilt
by John Macduff Derick in 1800's. Uncoursed limestone rubble with ashlar
dressings; gabled stone slate roof. Chancel and nave and west tower. C15
cinquefoil-headed east window: 2-bay chancel has early C16 four-light window and
C13 pointed lancet above Norman lancet to south, and restored C14 trefoil-headed
lancet and blocked C16 doorway to north. 2-bay nave: north wall has Norman
lancets flanking Norman doorway with voussoirs and quoining partly intact: south
wall has C15 three-light cinquefoil-headed window and unusual late C13
three-light window with lozenge tracery in triangular head, which flank C17
porch with chamfered oak frame and studded door: fine C12 south door with
zig-zag carving to roll-moulded arch set over columns of single order with
scalloped capitals. Interior: ancient triangular niche for piscina; late C17
communion table with C20 top; early C19 Gothic-style communion rail; C16
queen-post roof of 2 tiers with downward arch bracing from central stud to tie
beam, and C20 replacement of collars, purlins, windbraces and rafters. Chancel
arch and flanking arches built in Norman style by John Macduff Derick:
previously a more simple Norman arch and squint. Nave: studded door to rood
stairs, 2 early medieval aumbries, early C19 lectern and missal; C15 octagonal
font has finely-carved Decorated blind tracery; C20 organ loft and
pointed-chamfered arch at west end. Monuments: floor tablets in chancel to
Elizabeth Fynmore, c.1715, and William Fynmore, d.1757. Early C18 wall tablet to
William Finmere has heraldic cartouche and flanking swags set over
bolection-moulded fielded inscription panel. Baroque wall tablet, probably by
William Bird, to William Fynmore d.1646 and his son d.1673: heraldic achievement
and putti rest on oval panel with richly-carved surround. Stained glass: 1930
memorial east window. Late C19 glass in 2 chancel windows and east window of
nave: reset C15 fragments in west window. The unusual late C13 triangular-headed
window is similar to those at Cumnor (q.v.), Stanton, John and Theale.
(V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.IV, p.407; Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.186;
Bodleian Library, M.S. Top, Berks, c.57, fol.119 and Def.a.119, Nos.16 and 17;
National Monuments Record).
Listing NGR: SP4948305479
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