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Church of St Lawrence

A Grade I Listed Building in Marston St. Lawrence, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0745 / 52°4'28"N

Longitude: -1.219 / 1°13'8"W

OS Eastings: 453622

OS Northings: 242075

OS Grid: SP536420

Mapcode National: GBR 8V3.YDC

Mapcode Global: VHCW9.T4D1

Entry Name: Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 4 February 1969

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371489

English Heritage Legacy ID: 234414

Location: Marston St. Lawrence, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, OX17

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Marston St Lawrence

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Marston Saint Lawrence St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

MARSTON ST. LAWRENCE HIGH STREET
SP54SW (East side)
7/143 Church of St. Lawrence
04/02/69

- I


Parish church. C13 and C14 with Perpendicular additions. Coursed squared
ironstone and limestone. Chancel, nave and aisles, north porch, west tower. East
chancel window is Perpendicular of 4 lights. North and south chancel windows,
also Perpendicular, have 2 lights with transoms. All south aisle windows are
late Perpendicular of 2- and 3- arched uncusped lights with square heads. North
porch Victorian. North doorway Decorated, with continuous mouldings. North aisle
has 2- and 3-light Decorated windows with flowing tracery and hoods with head
stops. Clerestory, Perpendicular, has windows with 2 cusped ogee lights and
square heads. Perpendicular west tower of 3 stages with castellated parapet.
Interior: Chancel has C14 sedilia with 3 seats under a crocketed ogee canopies.
Piscina of same date. Easter sepulchre with ogee arched recess. Flanking altar
are 2 canopied niches with crocketed pinnacles. Stairs to former rood-loft
between chancel and south aisle. South arcade C13 of four bays with round piers
and moulded capitals and double hollow-chamfered arches. North arcade,
Decorated, of 4 bays with 2 continuous chamfered orders. Nave roof C14-C15 with
tracery in spandrels. South aisle roof late Perpendicular with rosette bosses.
Font C14-C15 octagonal with blind tracery. Screen in tower arch dated 1610,
partly made up from a reredos with panels inscribed with Creed and Lord's
Prayer, has 4 half-columns ornamented with bosses and diamond studding.
Elaborately carved entablature surmounted by scrolls and 4 figures. Screen in
north aisle, Perpendicular. C18 wall tablets include memorial to Sir John
Blencowe died 1726 signed by Edward Stanton and Horsnaile. Architectural tablet
with urn and cartouche. William Walmesley died 1809 by R. Westmacott. Marble
tablet with scroll pediment and Adam style decoration.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p. 302-3).


Listing NGR: SP5362242075

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