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Description: Church of St Lawrence
Date Listed: 9 February 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 249798
OS Grid Reference: SP5097303969
OS Grid Coordinates: 450973, 203969
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7321, -1.2633
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SOUTH HINKSEY ST. LAWRENCE'S ROAD
SP50SW (West side)
7/121 Church of St. Lawrence
09/02/66 (Formerly listed as St.
Church. Early/mid C13: late C15 tower: chancel rebuilt in late C18. Uncoursed
limestone rubble, coursed to chancel: tower of dressed limestone. Stone-coped
gabled stone slate roof. Chancel, nave and west tower. One-bay late C18 chancel
has round-arched leaded windows with raised key- and impost-blocks. 3-bay south
wall of nave has C13 pointed lancets (one with scratch dial) and paired lancet
with late C19 head and mullion: north wall of nave has early C14 two-light
ogee-headed window, late C19 timber and glazed porch and C17 chamfered
round-arched doorway. Tower: revealed 2-light cinquefoil-headed window above
plain chamfered 4-centred doorway to ancient studded door, cemented at base:
2-light round-arched belfry windows: stair-turret with slit light to north side.
Interior: C13 chamfered 2-centred chancel arch. Medieval rood stairs in
south-east corner of nave: squint from former rood-loft to altar above chancel
arch. 3 arches over double piscina with quatrefoil basins. C13 tub font.
Hollow-chamfered archway with moulded imposts to tower. Rood screen built in
1932, pulpit in 1936 and nave roof in 1959. Plain mid C19 and C20 wall tablets
in chancel: floor tablet to Jane Willis, d.1723, in nave floor.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.222; V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.IV, p.409).
Listing NGR: SP5097303969
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Source: English Heritage
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