Description: Church of St Lawrence
Date Listed: 23 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 332940
OS Grid Reference: NZ4217203371
OS Grid Coordinates: 442172, 503371
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4240, -1.3515
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EAST ROUNTON EAST ROUNTON
NZ 40 SW
8/16 Church of St Lawrence
Church. 1884, by R J Johnson, on medieval site and incorporating earlier
masonry. Coursed squared sandstone with herringbone tooling. Medieval rubble
north wall. Clay tiled roof with stone copings; ashlar bellcote. Single all
with south porch near west end. Art-and-Craft style, with Perpendicular
tracery. 3 bays. Double-hollow-chamfered doorways to porch and interior.
Low-pitched roof. On north wall a diagonal north-east buttress, a blocked east
lancet and a blocked 2-centred west doorway survive from the earlier church.
Interior: undivided except for 2 steps up to sanctuary. 7-bay roof with arch-
braced embattled collar-beam trusses on stone corbels, hollow-chamfered
principal and common rafters, moulded purlins and ridge piece. Carved frieze
and embattled wainscotting. Panelled west gallery with carved roses in frieze.
Chamfered square font, possibly medieval, on modern stem and base. On north nd
south walls of sanctuary, baroque Corinthian aedicules, from a reredos formerly
in Newcastle Cathedral. South window by Morris & Co. Memorial east window to
Sir I Lowthian Bell, and north window to Gertrude Bell the explorer/archaeol-
ogist; and many memorial tablets to members of Bell family. Good choir benches.
Listing NGR: NZ4217203371
Source: English Heritage
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