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Church of St Andrew, Laverstock

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 319482

OS Grid Reference: SU1593930903
OS Grid Coordinates: 415939, 130903
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0772, -1.7738

Location: Church Road, Laverstock, Wiltshire SP1 1QR

Locality: Laverstock
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP1 1QR

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Listing Text

(west side)

2/102 Church of St. Andrew


Anglican parish church. 1858 by T. H. Wyatt. Knapped flint with
ashlar quoins, plain and fish-scale tiled roof with coped verges
saddlestones and cross finials. Consists of nave, south aisle,
chancel, south chapel, south porch and attached church room at west
end, bellcote at west gable. Gothic-style. Gabled south porch
has Romanesque door with chevron moulding, incorporating some
original stone, and attached shafts; angle buttresses and three
cusped lancets to west side. Inner door has pointed arch with
hoodmould and foliated terminals, door leading to south aisle is
similar. South side aisle has 2-light window with plate tracery
and hoodmould to left of porch and to right are pair of cusped
lancets either side of central 2-light window with plate tracery
and hoodmould with foliated terminals, gable over. Clerestory has
4 cinquefoils. South chapel has shouldered doorway, blocked from
inside, and cusped lancet to right. East window of chapel is group
of three cusped lancets, continuous string course at east end of
church. Chancel has 2-light plate tracery window with hoodmould
on south side, 3-light plate tracery window with hoodmould and
carved head terminals to east end and three cusped lancets to north
side. North side nave has one 3-light plate tracery window and
two 2-light plate tracery windows. West window is 4-light
geometric decorated-style. Attached to west end and enlarged in
C20 is flat-roofed church room and vestry with two 3-light C16-
style square-headed windows to west side.
Interior: 5-bay nave has plain painted walls, arch-braced collar
truss roof on stone corbels with decorative painting on roof.
Pointed arcade of 3 double-chamfered arches to south aisle; lean-
to roof. South chapel through pointed east arch; braced-collar
rafter roof. Chancel has scissor-rafter roof, double chamfered
pointed chancel arch, pointed arch to south chapel and door with
hoodmould and foliated terminals. Fittings: all original
Victorian furnishings. West window and other windows have re-used
C13 grisaille glass from Salisbury Cathedral, found in the city
ditch in 1933. Chancel windows re-use C18 and early C19 stained
glass, north side chancel are good late C19 stained glass windows to
Greenly family. Wall tablets in south porch of C18 and early C19,
including one with fine lettering to Peter Bathurst of Clarendon
Park, died 1718. In the west end of the churchyard are some
fragmentary remains of a Medieval church. (N. Pevsner, Buildings of
England: Wiltshire, 1975.)

Listing NGR: SU1593930903

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Source: English Heritage

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