Description: Church of St Lawrence
Date Listed: 13 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 307266
OS Grid Reference: SP3169145514
OS Grid Coordinates: 431691, 245514
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1071, -1.5387
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15/28 Church of St. Lawrence
Church. C12, C14 and C15, restored C19. Squared, coursed ironstone and some
rubble. Tile roof. Chancel, nave with clerestory and west tower. Chancel of 2
bays has flat buttresses and offset diagonal buttresses with plinth and coped
gable to east. Moulded stone eaves cornice to north and south. C19 east window
of 3 lights and reticulated tracery within moulded surround. To south a plank
door within a pointed, hollow-chamfered arch with hood mould and label stops. To
right a C15 three-light window within round-headed, hollow-chamfered arch with
hood mould and carved label stops. To north two C12 round-headed lights within
chamfered surrounds. Small cusped squint in square-headed surround to right.
Nave of 3 bays with offset buttresses, string course and battlemented parapet.
C19 plank north door within C12 arch of 2 orders-of shafts with curved capitals.
At the apex a Romanesque head. C15 porch with coped parapet and gargoyles to
east and west, plinth and diagonal buttresses. Moulded arch with hood mould and
label stops. To east and west a small cusped light. To left of porch a C12 light
with zig-zag hood mould. To far left a C14 three-light window with reticulated
tracery within moulded arch, with hood mould and label stops. To south a plank
door within a C12 arch of 2 orders of shafts with carved capitals and zig-zag
moulding, inset with rosettes above. C12 corbel table of 7 heads above arch. To
right of door a C19 two-light window with Y-tracery. Clerestory has 4
square-headed renewed C15 two-light windows to south, 3 to north. C19 rainwater
heads. West tower of 2 stages with offset diagonal buttresses, plinth and
continuous hood mould and string courses. Battlemented parapet, and gargoyles to
north and south. To west a C15 three-light window, partly renewed, within a
hollow-chamfered surround. Small stair turret lights to left. Bell stage has C15
two-light windows with stone louvres in chamfered surrounds with hood moulds and
label stops. Interior: C12 windows to north of chancel have zig-zag hood moulds.
Squint, and cusped piscina in south wall. Double chamfered chancel arch has
shafts and scallop capitals. Window of north aisle and south wall of chancel
have window seats. String course to nave walls continuing over doorways. C15
triple hollow-chamfered tower arch with polygonal, hollow-sided imposts. C19
roofs. C12 font with blind arcading, inbetween carved with Adam and Eve, scrolls
and plant. Five C15 oak pews, one in altered position. Parts of former screen
reset in tower screen. On nave floor three C17 slabs, very worn, one dated 164-.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.369).
Listing NGR: SP3169145514
Source: English Heritage
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