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Church of St Mary and St Lawrence, Stratford Toney

Description: Church of St Mary and St Lawrence

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 319552

OS Grid Reference: SU0918426392
OS Grid Coordinates: 409184, 126392
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0368, -1.8704

Location: Stratford Toney, Wiltshire SP5 4AT

Locality: Stratford Toney
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 4AT

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Listing Text

(south side)

4/171 Church of St. Mary and
St. Lawrence


Anglican parish church, now redundant. C13 north door, C14
chancel, C15 tower and C18 nave. Flint chancel, limestone and
flint chequers to tower, brick and flint bands to nave, tiled roofs
with coped verges. Consists of chancel, nave, west tower and north
porch. C13 round-arched chamfered north door in brick gabled porch
on north side nave, to left are two blocked segmental-arched
windows, with buttress between, dentilled eaves cornice. Chancel
has two 2-light square-headed windows with ogee-headed lights of
C14. East end has diagonal buttresses and 3-light window with
reticulated tracery. South side of chancel has two 2-light C14
windows as on north side, with narrow pointed priest's door to
centre. South side nave has three 2-light windows with keystones
and pointed heads, set in square cases, dentilled eaves. 3-stage
west tower in good quality chequers, has diagonal butresses, string
course at bell stage with 2-light louvred windows with transom and
cusped heads to south, west and north sides, to west is 3-light C16
square-headed window with hood mould, string course at eaves level
with corner gargoyles, plain parapet with saddleback coping,
pyramidal tiled roof.
Interior: Inner north door is planked with strap hinges in hollow
and cyma-moulded Tudor-arched doorway. Plain nave with coved
plaster ceiling and tiled floor. Double-chamfered chancel and
tower arches. Chancel has C13 cusped piscina in Purbeck marble, on
south wall, very fine late Cl7 box choir stalls with balustraded
top to panels on walls and stalls. In the nave the late Cl7 box
pews have been partially reset as open pews, but retaining all
details, C13 cylindrical font at west end of nave. Particularly
good stained glass in east window by Kempe, late C19. Wall tablets
include classical marble at west end with cherubs' heads to
Elizabeth Hill, died 1715, and plain marble in chancel signed by
Osmond of Sarum, to George Taunton, died 1832, 1975),
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975).

Listing NGR: SU0918326395

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Source: English Heritage

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