Description: Church of St Lawrence
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
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FEWSTON MAIN STREET
SE 15 SE
6/46 Church of St Lawrence
GV II *
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
Source: English Heritage
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