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The Church of St Andrew, Farnham

Description: The Church of St Andrew

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 December 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 290912

OS Grid Reference: SU8386646680
OS Grid Coordinates: 483866, 146680
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2132, -0.8007

Location: Vicarage Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DR

Locality: Farnham
Local Authority: Waverley Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU9 7DR

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Listing Text

The Church of St Andrew
SU 8346 NE 5/60 26.4.50.


Cl2 replaced a building of 1036, chancel rebuilt. 1368-l399,chancel of C15. Central tower pulled down C15. Tower built at West end C16, upper stages C19. The Church was altered in c18 and C19. The main part of the Church built is built in uncoursed rubble, the tower in coursed rubble. The roof is of old tiles of a very beautiful colour and texture. Until Cl9 the tower had angular turrets and a central lantern. The upper windows, battlemented parapet and the finials to the turrets were added at that date. The alter rails are mid C17, possibly put in by Bishop Morley. Monuments to the Vernons of Vernon House, Cobbett, Toplady (Rock of Ages) and a modern one by Eric Gill to George Sturt. On the extension of the tower there is an interesting arrangement of memorial tablets. These mostly of late Cl8 date, are placed round the tower forming a frieze below the 1st string. Unfortunately, many or them are so badly weathered that they are indecipherable. The graveyard has some good headstones. It slopes southwards to the garden wall of the Old Vicarage which is connected to the Church by a path lined with lime trees.

Listing NGR: SU8386646680

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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