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Church of St Lawrence, Marksbury

Description: Church of St Lawrence

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 32713

OS Grid Reference: ST6780362727
OS Grid Coordinates: 367803, 162727
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3627, -2.4638

Location: Marksbury, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 9HT

Locality: Marksbury
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA2 9HT

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Listing Text


Church of St. Lawrence e

G.V. II*

Anglican Parish Church. C12/C13 origin, mainly C15 and heavy restoration of
1860. Rubble, freestone dressings, slate and double roman tile roofs with
weathered, raised coped verges. West tower, nave, north porch, chancel. Mainly
Perpendicular. 3-stage tower with polygonal north-east stair turret and
weathered, diagonal buttresses; first stage has a sharp pointed 2-light west
window, Decorated of 1860, second stage is blank except at south which has a
single square light, third stage has one 2-light window under hoodmould, trefoil-
pierced blanking, per side; castellated parapet, corner crocketed finials. The
buttressed nave is wider than tower, one of which buttresses it engulfs, to south
are two 2-light, cusped windows with hoodmoulds flanked by 2 similar single lights,
ashlar parapet, scratch dial, to north a similar single light and parapet are
dominated by a very large and deep north porch, gabled with very thick walls
bearing, to east, good C17 tablets, pointed arch springing from chamfered impost;
within, a similar opening is filled by a low almost segmental headed door under an
empty image niche, large recess and shelf in east wall, stoup. Chancel has to
north one cusped single light and one lancet, tripartite, pointed east windows
under continuous string, all of 1860, at south 2 cusped single lights flank a
chamfered round headed door dated 1634. Interior: heavy chamfered tower arch,
wagon roof with brattished wall-plate and bosses, some armorial, stoup in wall
thickness by porch, image niche in south wall, lancet in chancel cut from C12
fragment. Fittings: plain octagonal font, C12? One good monument: Cox, 1650.
Man and wife kneel by draped urn and skull below flying arcade, unlearned
pilasters carry elaborate frieze and open pediment with headless figure, below
children kneel around text plaque, below that apron with putto.
(Source. N. Pevsner. The Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol,

Listing NGR: ST6780362727

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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