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Church of St Lawrence, Rode

Description: Church of St Lawrence

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 267292

OS Grid Reference: ST8080853384
OS Grid Coordinates: 380808, 153384
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2793, -2.2765

Location: A361, Rode, Somerset BA3 6QG

Locality: Rode
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA3 6QG

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Listing Text

ST8053 RODE CP FROME ROAD (South-East side)

13/345 Church of St Laurence



Parish Church. Late C14 and C15, restored 1874 by C E Davis. Random rubble, stone slate roofs, coped verges, cruciform
finials. Clerestoried nave of 4 bays, North and South aisles, North chapel (now a vestry), South porch, 2-bay chancel.
Embattled diagonally buttressed 3-stage tower with a stair turret, 3-light bell chamber windows repeated on the stage
below, 5-light west window, panelled tracery, West door in a moulded 4-centred head surround, carved spandrels. Late
C15 3-light South aisle windows, 2-light openings to North aisle renewed; 2-light openings to clerestory. Interior with
4-bay arcade to nave, chancel arch in conforming style; panelled tower arch, stone fan vault to tower. Roofs
predominantly of the C19, except unceiled wagon roofs to aisles with ribs and bosses; angel corbels to nave roof.
Piscinae in North and South aisles, that to South on South wall by a cusped tomb recess, nearby a gabled and crocketed
niche. 2 squints giving onto chancel, renewed 3-light East window, piscina, C18 altar rail with twist-turned balusters.
The upper part of a former Norman doorway remains in the vestry. Octagonal Perpendicular font with quatrefoils; 2 C17
chairs and a chest. 6 fine wall monuments of C18, and 9 of C19.

Listing NGR: ST8080953386

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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