Church of Saint Andrew, Langford
Description: Church of Saint Andrew
Date Listed: 31 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 37838
OS Grid Reference: TL1857441409
OS Grid Coordinates: 518574, 241409
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0584, -0.2719
Location: 94 A6001, Langford, Central Bedfordshire SG18 9NX
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TL 14 SE LANGFORD CHURCH STREET
1/49 (west side)
Church of Saint Andrew
Parish church. C13 origins, predominantly C14, with C15 alterations. Mainly
cobblestones, some ironstone rubble, ashlar dressings. Clay tile roofs,
except slates to vestry. Chancel, N vestry, nave, N and S aisles, S porch
tower. Chancel: C13, windows and doorways reworked C15 and restored C19.
3-light pointed arched E window. 2 2-light S windows with 4-centred heads.
Similar window to N partially blocked by vestry. S doorway with 4-centred
arch in square head. C19 doorway and arch give onto C19 vestry and organ
chamber. Nave: C14 4-bay pointed-arched arcades to both sides. Similar
style chancel arch. 4-light pointed-arched W window with reticulated
tracery. N aisle: C14. 3 2-light pointed-arched windows to N, one to W,
with variety of tracery. 3-light E window onto organ chamber. Pointed-
arched N doorway. S aisle: C14.3 3-light S windows, one 3-light E window, 2-
light W window, all with pointed heads and with variety of tracery. S
doorway similar to N one. Stone coping to gables, plain parapets to aisles.
S porch tower:C14. 2 stages. 3-stage diagonal buttresses to S angles, early
C20 embattled parapet. Pointed-arched S doorway. 2-light pointed-arched
windows to lower stage W and E. Pointed-arched single lights to bell-stage.
Interior: nave arcades have carved label stops in form of human and animal
heads. C14 font, restored C20, has square bowl on octagonal shaft and 4
columns. Chancel has brass in floor to Thomas Hundon, Vicar, d.1528. C19
roofs. Some early pewing to nave, otherwise C19. Fragments of medieval
glass in chancel N window.
Listing NGR: TL1857441409
Source: English Heritage
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