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Description: Church of St Lawrence
Date Listed: 23 March 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 278128
OS Grid Reference: TL9241745158
OS Grid Coordinates: 592417, 245158
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0714, 0.8061
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5377 (North-East Side)
Church of St Lawrence
TL 9245 22/346 23.3.61.
A C15 flint and stone church. The nave, aisles and chancel are faced
in cement. The west tower is of 4 stages with diagonal buttresses and
an embattled parapet, stepped up at the corners with the headless figures
of priests is instead of pinnacles. The nave and aisles have embattled parapets
and perpendicular windows, and at the east end of the nave there are 2
octagonal rood staircase turrets with crocketted spirelets. The south
porch is of alternate courses of flint and brick and has an embattled
parapet, crowstepped on front. The nave has unusual decorated arches
and piers with battlemented capitals. There is a good octagonal Jacobean
pulpit carved with the evangelists and monks in Benedictine habit. There
are C16 brasses, one early C16 brass is to a man and wife, with 13 children
The Cl5 octagonal font is carved with the emblems of the 4 Evangelists
and monks in Benedictine habit. Graded for its architectural and historical
Listing NGR: TL9241745158
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Source: English Heritage
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