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Parish Church of St Lawrence, Wick St Lawrence

Description: Parish Church of St Lawrence

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 33326

OS Grid Reference: ST3663665440
OS Grid Coordinates: 336636, 165440
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3845, -2.9119

Location: Wicks Road, Wick St Lawrence, North Somerset BS22 7RR

Locality: Wick St Lawrence
County: North Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS22 7RR

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There is also a scheduled monument, Cross in St Lawrence's Churchyard, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

ST 36 NE

2/3 Parish Church of St. Lawrence

G.V. II*

Parish Church. C15; largely rebuilt and heavily restored in 1864-65 by Foster
and Wood of Bristol. Coursed, squared rubble, freestone dressings, plain tile
nave roof, slate roof to chancel and vestry. West tower, 3 bay nave, south
porch, 2 bay chancel, north vestry. Tower: 3 stage with south west polygonal
stair turret; first stage has diagonal buttresses and moulded west door with
fleurons and head stops and restored west window; plain second stage with single
light windows; plain 2-light windows to third stage; plain parapet with tiny
pinnacles. Nave, bays divided by buttresses with set backs; 3-light windows
under dripmoulds with figurative carved stops; to north, polygonal, 2 stage rood
stair turret with gargoyles and plain cap. South porch is 2 storeys gabled with
moulded doorway and 2-light window over; similar inner door with empty figure
niche over stoup. Chancel is lower than nave and has diagonal buttresses
blocked south priests door and 3-light perpendicular east window. North vestry
of 1865 has freestone quoins and window dressings, 3-light cusped windows under
square hoodmoulds and a prominent stack. Interior has moulded perpendicular
tower arch, restored chancel arch and embattled wall plate to chancel roof.
Everything rebuilt or scraped. C15 freestone pulpit of the highest quality;
decorated panels adorn pulpit and pedestal and are surmounted by various ornate
friezes. Rood stair doors survive, lower has moulded surround. Tub font,
probably Norman. Tablets: Sheppard 1716, Sheppard 1725. Sources: The Story
of Wick St. Lawrence. S. Redman.Pevsner: Buildings of England : North Somerset
and Bristol.

Listing NGR: ST3663665440

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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