Church of St Lawrence, Leeds
Description: Church of St Lawrence
Date Listed: 17 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 341881
OS Grid Reference: SE2203933062
OS Grid Coordinates: 422039, 433062
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7934, -1.6669
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SE2233SW LS28 CHURCH LANE
PUDSEY (east side)
6/117 Church of
Commissioners' Church. c1821 by Thomas Taylor (Leeds) constructed by
Messrs. Hainsworth & Co., digging contractors. Ashlar, Westmorland
blue-slate roof. Gothic Revival style. West tower, nave with clearstorey,
aisles, shallow sanctuary. Tower: 3-stages, embattled, with offset
gableted angle buttresses with gablets surmounted by tall crocketed pinnacles.
South doorway and all windows 4-centred arched. 3-light west window;
2nd stage has 2-light window; clock to each face; 3-light transomed belfry
opening with traceried head. Nave: 5-bay, 3-light windows to aisles,
2-light to clearstorey with intersecting Y-tracery, articulated by tall
gableted buttresses, embattled parapets continuing across gables.
Sanctuary: one bay with low lean-to either side. 5-light transomed east
Interior: aisle arcade of tall octagonal columns with moulded capitals,
coved flat-ceilinged roof. Galleried on 3 sides, the fronts finely carved
c1922 when Perpendicular-style panelling was added above sanctuary arch
which is flanked by contemporary painting by Madeline French. Re-pewed
c1877 when 1st bay of nave was occupied by a new chancel with choir stalls
with carved poppy heads and organ with elaborate case was added. Caen-stone
octagonal pulpit with shafted marble columns.
Listing NGR: SE2203933062
Source: English Heritage
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