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Church of St Lawrence, Shotteswell

Description: Church of St Lawrence

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 306251

OS Grid Reference: SP4263845512
OS Grid Coordinates: 442638, 245512
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1063, -1.3789

Location: Chapel Lane, Banbury OX17 1JB

Locality: Shotteswell
Local Authority: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX17 1JB

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Listing Text

SP4245 (East side)
10/141 Church of St. Lawrence


Church. C12 origins. Early C13 tower; early C14 chancel and aisles; late C14
north chapel and clerestory; C15 spire. Restored 1875. Ironstone ashlar, with
regular coursed ironstone chancel. Moulded cornices. Low pitched lead roofs with
gable parapets. Aisled nave, chancel, north vestry, north porch and west tower.
2-bay chancel, 3-bay nave. Chancel has splayed plinth, with diagonal buttresses.
C19 three-light east window has intersecting tracery. North and south sides have
late C14 straight-headed eastern windows of 2 trefoiled lights and pierced
spandrels, and hood moulds. South side has similar earlier C14 western window
without hood mould, incorporating former low-side window. Nave has clerestorey,
much restored in grey stone, of 3 square-headed windows of 2 trefoiled ogee
lights with hood moulds. North porch has low angle buttresses. Archway of 2
chamfered orders dying into splayed jambs. Stone benches inside. Plank north
door in arch of 2 ovolo-moulded orders, with hood mould and head stops. North
aisle has 2 late C14 three-light windows, restored C17. Eastern window has
Decorated tracery with mouchettes in segmental-pointed arch. Central window
square-headed with trefoiled round-arched lights and hood mould with head stops.
Square-headed western window of 2 trefoiled lights. South aisle has Decorated
2-light east window with hood mould and block stops. Square-headed eastern
window of 3 trefoiled round-arched lights and moulded spandrels, with hood
mould. Western window of 2 arched lights with pierced spandrel. Tower of 2
stages has splayed plinth and chamfered string course. North west and south west
angle buttresses to first stage. Square south east turret below parapet. C19
arched west door. West lancet. North, east and west bell opening of 2 lancets
and arched hood mould; west side has blank circle. Plain parapet with string
course and cornice. Octagonal spire has lucarnes. Interior: chancel has C14
piscina with trefoiled ogee head. C19 three-bay Gothic king post roof with
cusped arches. Narrow C13 chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders with moulded abaci
and plain hood mould. Nave has 3-bay C12 north arcade with low round pillars and
responds, and scalloped square capitals. East and west responds have C14 heads.
Late C13 arcade of 3 wider bays of 2 chamfered orders with hood moulds, round
pillars and moulded capitals. Tower arch of 3 chamfered orders, the inner on
tapering corbels with C13 heads. 4-bay roof of 1902-03 has cambered tie beams.
North aisle has ogee west doorway with hood mould and finial. C17 lean-to roof
with chamfered cross beams. South aisle has C14 piscina with trefoiled ogee
head. East wall has moulded brackets at different heights. Roof of 1902-03
similar to north aisle. Fittings: north aisle has stone benches to north and
west walls, and across aisle, with central gap. 6-bay C14 oak screen of
trefoiled tracery on cross benches, with C19 balusters and top rail. C19 screen
of similar design across first bay of arcade. Font has deep round bowl on short
stem and 4 shafts, 2 of round reel possibly C11/C12. Polygonal pulpit of 6
panels of elaborate C15 cinqfoiled tracery with angle buttresses, and some C19
work. Reredos made up of various C17 Flemish oak carvings. Communion rails have
C18 twisted balusters. Benches of early C16 traceried panels with buttresses
etc., and others made up from panels similar to pulpit C18. Chancel stalls have
C18 fielded panel backs. Late C13 hutch chest. Mid C17 carved altar table in
south aisle. C17 striking clock without dial, Stained glass. South aisle east
window has 14 fragments.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.5, pp.150-153; Buildings of England: Warwickshire,

Listing NGR: SP4263845512

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Source: English Heritage

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