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Church of St Lawrence, Fewston

Description: Church of St Lawrence

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 331438

OS Grid Reference: SE1948254102
OS Grid Coordinates: 419482, 454102
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9826, -1.7044

Location: Washburn Cottages, Fewston, North Yorkshire HG3 1SU

Locality: Fewston
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG3 1SU

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Listing Text

SE 15 SE
(south side)
6/46 Church of St Lawrence

Church. Tower medieval with restoration c1800, remainder dated 1697 with
C19 alterations. Coursed squared gritstone, graduated stone slate roof.
3-stage tower, 5-bay nave with north aisle and gabled open south porch, bay
2; 3-bay chancel. Rusticated quoins. The tower has c1800 round-arched
belfry windows with impost band, coved cornice, battlemented parapet with
corner pinnacles, offset diagonal buttresses and the roofline of an earlier
steeply-pitched roof on the east face. South porch: 5 steps up to outer
entrance - shallow segmental arch flanked by pilasters and projecting band
over the arch with keystone dated 1697, pulvinated frieze and cornice;
shaped kneelers, gable coping, cross at apex. Massive inner door of 3
panels, probably original. Nave: 4 cross windows in eared architraves with
projecting sills supported on consoles and pulvinated friezes above.
Continuous dripmould stepped out over windows, cavetto-moulded cornice
above, stone gutter brackets to higher eaves line, shaped kneelers, gable
coping. Chancel: south face - central 4-panel door in eared architrave with
projecting keystone supporting sill of 2-light recessed chamfered window
with flat-faced mullion; similar 2-light window to right and single light to
left; window surrounds, dripmould, eaves cornice, gutter brackets as nave.
Shaped kneeler and gable coping to right. East window: 3-light
Perpendicular reusing medieval tracery; hoodmould. North side: 5 aisle
windows to nave, 2-light with plain raised surrounds. Interior: Tuscan
arcade of 4 round arches with cushion capitals to columns; similar chancel
arch. Trefoil arch to piscina in chancel north wall. c1697 octagonal stone
font with oak cover carved with scrolls and foliage; suspended from cast-
iron brackets. The church is also referred to as dedicated to St Michael
and St Lawrence.

Listing NGR: SE1948254102

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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