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Description: Church of St Lawrence
Date Listed: 19 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 275424
OS Grid Reference: TM1639144586
OS Grid Coordinates: 616391, 244586
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0574, 1.1550
TM 1644 NW
Church of St Lawrence
GV II* (star)
A Cl5 aisleless church with a tall west tower which makes a prominent landmark in the town. The nave has good perpendicular windows between buttresses, built after 1449 with the money of John Baldwyn who died in that year. The west tower was begun circa 1431 with the money of John Bottold and was practically rebuilt in 1882. Rising to a height of 97 ft it is richly ornamented with stepped openwork battlements, much flushwork, bands of quatrefoil and chequered stone and flintwork. There are large 3-light bell openings. The doorway has C15 carving. The interior has a number of C18 monuments and a brass dated 1506 of Robert Wymball, a notary, it is said to be the earliest known memorial to on of this profession.
The Church of St Lawrence forms a group with Nos 2 & 4 and Nos 8 to 12 (even).
Listing NGR: TM1639144586
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Source: English Heritage
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