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Church of St Lawrence, Caterham-on-the-Hill

Description: Church of St Lawrence

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 287666

OS Grid Reference: TQ3358455397
OS Grid Coordinates: 533584, 155397
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2821, -0.0860

Location: Church Road, Caterham CR3 5UE

Locality: Caterham-on-the-Hill
Local Authority: Tandridge District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: CR3 5UE

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Listing Text

TQ 35NW [email protected] & WARLINGHAM CHURCH ROAD,

2/11 Church of St. Lawrence


Church. C12 with C13 restorations to chancel arch, east wall rebuilt in late
C18 and restored in 1927. Rubblestone and clunch dressings; coursed dressed
stone with brick quoins to east end, rendered on west end and vestry. Plain
tiled roof with Horsham slabs to porch and weatherboarded bellturret with
shingled broach spire above to west end. Originally apsed Norman church to
which was added a south chancel chapel, C12, since destroyed leaving nave and
chancel with aisle and vestry to north and porch to the south. Diagonal
buttresses to nave and chancel with Y tracery windows and lancets.

Interior: much patched and altered with stone floors. 2 bay C13 round arched
north arcade on circular piers and abaci with double chamfers to arches; central
pillar bears stone bracket with carved monster head. 4 framed bays queen post
roof to north aisle; 2 bay crownpost roof to nave. C13 chancel arch dying into
imposts. South chancelwall contains priests door and remains of south chancel
chapel (one stiff leaf capital to east respond). North aisle chapel arch to
chancel with hard plaster foliage impost frieze.

Fittings: Rectangular piscina on north chancel wall; oak panelled dado screen
across chancel.

Wall paintings: Traces of painting in chancel arch spandrels and in north aisle

Monument: North chancel wall: Dedicated to Elizabeth Legrew, dated 1825.
Kneeling profile figure with book under ogee arch, all of white marble and
carved by her son: "Legrew Sculpt,1832".

Listing NGR: TQ3358455397

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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