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Description: Church of Saint Laud
Date Listed: 10 July 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 66494
OS Grid Reference: SW7574432479
OS Grid Coordinates: 175744, 32479
Latitude/Longitude: 50.1499, -5.1404
There is also a scheduled monument, Wayside Cross in the Churchyard of the Parish Church of Mabe, South of the Church, 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.
SW 73 SE MABE SPARGO
3/82 (was 6/100 B) Church of Saint Laud
Parish church. Possibly parts of chancel are C13 or C14 otherwise, C15, restored in
1868. Granite ashlar tower and south aisle, otherwise mostly granite rubble with
granite dressings. Dry Delabole slate roofs with gable ends. Granite coped gable to
Plan: Nave and chancel under one roof; C15 west tower; C15 north aisle (largely
rebuilt in the C19); C15 south aisle and C15 south porch. Rood stair projection to
Exterior: Complete C15 unbuttressed 3-stage embattled west tower with crocketted
pinnacles over the cornice. High moulded plinth and strings dividing the stages. 4-
centred arched west doorway with the mouldings enriched with carving and carved heads
as label stops. 4-light traceried Perpendicular window above doorway and 3-light
traceried windows to the upper stage. North aisle was mostly rebuilt in the C19
reusing five C15 2-light windows to the north wall and a C15 3-light window to each
gable end. Chancel has C15 3-light east window with bosses on the cusps of the
tracery. C15 south aisle is complete and has all its original traceried
Perpendicular windows: 4-light east window, otherwise 3-light windows. High moulded
plinth (like that of the tower) and coved cornice to wallplate. Canted rood stair
projection midway between porch and east end. Small round-headed priest's doorway
right of stair projection. C15 porch has similar plinth and has original gable
copings carried on moulded kneelers. C15 4-centred arch doorway with cable moulding
and leaf carving to the deep spandrels. C15 doorway inner is carved freestone and
has similar cable, mouldings. Holy water stoup in porch wall right of doorway.
Interior: Plastered walls; C15 arcade. with octagonal piers and 4-centred arches; C15
tower arch with carved heads to the imposts; C19 arch-braced and wind-braced roofs.
Fittings: Mostly C19 fittings except for very old reset alabaster fragments in
Listing NGR: SW7574432479
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Source: English Heritage
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